14 Totally Off-the-Grid Cabins
Operating entirely off the grid, these homes match renewable energy sources with modern design.
How to Build an Off-the-Grid Cabin
Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible.
An Off-the-Grid Island Home for a Seattle Music Producer
Grunge band producer Adam Kasper enlisted the help of the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for his family home on a small island...
Prefab Units Cluster Together in This Off-the-Grid Guesthouse
Sustainable features keep this prefabricated building, designed by MOS Architects, cool and energy-efficient despite its New...
An Off-the-Grid Prefab in Australia Uses Salvaged Iron as Camo
Disguised as a humble farm shed, the prefabricated Tintaldra Cabin is a cool, contemporary home that goes completely off the grid...
Off-the-Grid Island House in New Zealand Connects with the Outdoors
A remote beachside cottage evokes the spirit of camping trips.
An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living With Rugged Durability
In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.
How to Build an Off-the-Grid Cabin in Arkansas for just over $118,000
Stocked with green features, an inexpensive off-the-grid retreat in Arkansas provides its owner peace of mind through its...
A Tech Professional Heads to Texas and Builds a Tiny Off-the-Grid Cabin for $25K
Best of all, the simple shelter will be available to rent for short stays.
These Off-the-Grid Cabins in Belgium Keep Their Locations Secret Until You Book
Nestled in secluded, rural settings, these minimalist cabins keep their whereabouts under wraps to help you disconnect.
These Tiny, Off-the-Grid Cabins Near Joshua Tree Look Totally Apocalypse-Proof
Plus, the high-desert outpost is available to rent.
Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon
The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean...
House of the Week: Living the Off-the-Grid Dream
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.
7 Prefabs Set in Nature
One of the benefits of prefabricated and modular buildings is that they leave minimal construction waste and can be built without...
Learn How to Connect with Nature from This Off-the-Grid Prefab
A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington is one with the land.
Two Prefab Prisms Form an A-Frame Retreat in the Chilean Wilderness
With an off-the-grid house on a remote mountain, architect Smiljan Radić rebuilds the past.
Modern, Lofted Beds For Tiny Spaces
For the spatially challenged, think vertically: lofted beds make every inch count.
8 Tiny Sheds and Studios Used as Home Offices or Creative Retreats
These days, sheds and backyard studios are no longer just places to store gardening tools or holiday decorations, but they're...
10 Tiny Houses We Love
Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.
This Tiny Trailer Makes the World its Living Room
In Northern California, a renovation reimagines a vintage trailer as an off-the-grid mobile home.
9 Modern Prefabs in the Desert
The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.
At This High-Desert Home, a Whole Wall Opens Up When You Crank a Giant Wheel
In California, architect Tom Kundig delivers an off-the-grid retreat designed for both connection and solitude.
Spend an Epic Night Stargazing at the Nation’s First Bubble Hotel
Set in the Chihuahuan Desert, Basecamp Terlingua offers visitors a unique, off-the-grid escape.
This Prefab Home in New Zealand Makes the Most of Stunning Views While Sitting Lightly on the Land
A string of prefab pods helps a couple build an off-the-grid home on a remote, scenic site.
Take it Outside With These 11 Spring-Friendly Deck Spaces
It's finally that time of the year to dust off the outdoor furniture, uncover the grill, and get ready for some basking in the...
9 Small Studios Where Writers and Artists Can Get Creative
If you’re a writer or an artist of any kind, you probably understand how important it is to have a little space of your own where...
7 Modern Modular and Prefabricated Homes in the UK
Thanks to the efficiency, flexibility, and affordability that prefabricated homes can offer, they’ve continued to gain popularity...
9 Cor-Ten Steel Homes That Have Aged to Perfection
Over time, these homes have taken on beautiful, earthen tones, settling into their natural surroundings.
It Took Three Days to Ferry This Off-the-Grid Prefab to Its Remote Australian Site
Ever wonder what it takes to get a house to the end of the earth?
Goodbye Grid and Cushy Beds, Hello Pool in the Wilderness
An off-the-grid house that is little more than a decked campsite—albeit with a roof—includes a swimming pool for a family that...
15 Modern Summer Rentals
Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design.
A New Children’s Book by MOS Architects Chronicles a Family’s Quest for the Perfect Home
In the whimsical hardcover “Houses for Sale,” a family visits the greatest homes in architectural history to find the right fit.
Get Off the Grid and Recharge at This Tiny Cabin in Virginia’s Countryside
The Lost Whiskey Cabin is a digital detox dwelling in Marshall, Virginia, that invites guests to unplug, slow down, and reconnect...
This Awesome Shipping Container Home Can Be Yours For $125K
This portable dwelling, made of two shipping containers, is ready for its next move.
Dwell’s Top 10 Cabins of 2019
From windswept bluffs to lakeside woods, these ambitious outposts embrace the wild without sacrificing creature comforts.
Dwell’s Top 10 Cabins of 2018
Contemporary, cozy, and oh-so charming—these woodsy homes prove cabin fever can indeed be a very good thing.

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