The promise of cabin living is that with a little land and some ingenuity we can have simpler times and more nature.

A Concrete Abode in Uruguay Embraces its Beachfront Setting
The communal spaces on the top floor of this three-story residence open up to ocean views.
A Saltbox Home Is Revamped to Embrace its Sublime Cove Setting
A Brooklyn–based family enlists an architect to radically modernize their 1970s vacation home in Martha's Vineyard.
This Playful Melbourne Home Embraces Its Split Personality
Heritage in the front, modern in the back—this renovation by FMD Architects is a family home with character.
This Australian “Tree House” Embraces the Spirit of its Site
Cantilevered high above a steep, rocky site, this young family's “Tree House” fully embraces the Australian landscape.
A Norwegian Summer Cabin Embraces the Rocky Terrain
Balancing on irregular, rough-hewn rocks along the Norwegian coast, this renovated summer cabin near a town called Larvik in...
Unwind in a Simple Swedish Cabin With a Meditative Lookout on the Roof
Experience cabin life to the fullest in this minimalist structure that's tucked in the mountains of Northern Sweden.
A Prefab Cabin in New Hampshire Is a Magnificent Mountain Retreat
Perched atop a soaring granite outcropping, I-Kanda Architects' Cabin on a Rock is a modernist hideaway.
A Little Cabin Cantilevered Over a Rocky Ledge in the Mountains
When nature laid down a boulder of a design challenge in the Massachusetts mountains, an architect’s solution elevated the...
Cozy Up to the Great Outdoors With These Mountain Cabin Essentials
Our picks include a handmade coffee table, a kettle collection, and a Bauhaus-style bee hive.
A Rustic Home Rivals the Rugged Beauty of Its Forest Setting
Tucked in the pine forests and granite mountains of California’s High Sierra, this home takes a page from the National Park...
A Shipping Container Home in Pennsylvania Embraces Its Rugged Industrial Origins
A couple builds a new home, repurposing a series of 11 shipping containers and an existing concrete foundation to maximal effect.
A Sea Ranch Courtyard House Embraces its Spectacular Surroundings
Using cement panels, cedar, and glass, Turnbull Griffin Haesloop design a home that speaks to Sea Ranch heritage and suits the...
An Inviting South African Cottage Embraces its Seaside Locale
Clad in timber and well-connected to the outdoors, this retreat in the village of Kommetjie is a nod to traditional cottage...
This Light-Filled, Metallic Home Embraces Its Wooded Site
A compact home’s rhythmic facade and daylight-drenched interiors create a connection to nature.
This Ultra-Versatile Prefab Cabin Can Shed Its Layers of Wood and Glass
Now available for less than $99,000, ANNA is a flat-pack retreat whose inner and outer shells glide along tracks.
A Little Black Cabin Keeps Things Simple for a Family of Four in Vermont
Keeping to a strict budget without skimping on quality meant whittling this home down to the essentials.
A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape
Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900...
An Adventurous Couple Build an A-Frame Cabin in the Mountains of Quebec
Available on Airbnb, La Cabin Ride & Sleep is a 256-square-foot base camp for mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and more.
This Cedar-Wrapped Cabin Mimics its Natural Surroundings With Ease
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
A Minimalist, Wood-and-Glass Cabin Nestles Into a Patagonian Forest
The light-filled Impluvium Refuge embraces its remote setting in Southern Chile.