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

A Matte Black Cabin Steps Down the Steep Slopes of Norway’s Stokkøya Island
On the windswept Norwegian island of Stokkøya, a holiday cabin built from local timber connects deeply to the landscape.
A Modern Home Is Gently Slotted Into a Steep Slope in Santorini
This Grecian holiday home puts a modern twist on the area's traditional cave-like abodes.
A Steep, Sloping Lot Becomes a Hillside Family Oasis in San Francisco
Perched high above the city, John Maniscalco’s Tank Hill Residence celebrates the dual experience of engaging with, as well as...
A Tiered Home in Los Angeles Hugs a Steep Slope
Referencing Case Study architecture, Three Step House in Silver Lake gradually climbs a curving site.
Stacked Shipping Container Apartment
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.
A Minimalist Home Is Built Into Steep Terrain in an Austrian Valley
Overlooking views of a picturesque Austrian village, this modern home is built of wood entirely sourced from the homeowner’s...
A Sunken Courtyard Anchors This Concrete Home to Its Steep Waterfront Site
CHROFI designs a home for an empty-nester couple on Sydney’s northern beaches that contrasts rugged concrete with refined...
This Chilean Concrete Home Levitates Off a Coastal Slope
Stretching along the Chilean coast, reinforced concrete beams come together to create a striking, sculptural home.
This High-Flying Home Tackles a Sharp Slope
Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded...
First-Class Cabins
From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local...
Little Cabins On the Prairie
With these modern-day lodges for Kansas City campers heading to the country, a Missouri architecture firm puts a fresh face on a...
This Wood-Clad Home Is Built Into a Serene Mountain Slope
Nestled into the mountainous terrain of Shefford, Québec, this simply constructed residence is elegant and strong in expression.
101 Best Modern Cabins
What's better than one hundred photos of cabins? One hundred and one photos of cabins.
In Mexico, a Modern Palapa and Pool Are Carved Into a Rocky Slope
This modern take on the traditional palapa is deftly integrated into the natural contours of a rocky site.
The Vindheim Cabin: Snowbound in Norway
Architect Håkon Matre Aasarød, partner at Oslo-based studio Vardehaugen Architects, led the design of Cabin Vindheim, situated...
Out of the Valley Cabin
A perfect destination for visitors to Devon, England who love the environment and seek serene, natural surroundings, as well as...
This Hawaiian Cabin Is Volcanically Cool
Kūono is a modern retreat deep in the heart of an ancient forest.
29 Ideas for Stylishly Stacking Firewood This Fall
We have as many ideas for stacking your stash of firewood as we do plans for stoking the fire this fall.
Stacked Boxes Form an Experimental Hillside House
Built into a steep slope, this contemporary spec house hopes to raise the bar for hillside development in Los Angeles.
Move Freely About the Cabin—or the Country—in This $37K Airplane-Turned-Tiny House
The fuselage of a retired commuter plane comes with its jet-set charm intact—plus all the updates needed for grounded, off-grid...