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

A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario
A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.
101 Best Modern Cabins
What's better than one hundred photos of cabins? One hundred and one photos of cabins.
This Modern Cabin Is the Ideal HQ For a Family in Alaska
In the shadow of Denali mountain, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a...
This Modern Matte Black Cabin Is a Dreamy Weekend Retreat
Tucked away in Basque Country, Heva is a tiny prefab cabin that opens up to the landscape.
Get Back to Basics by Staying at One of These Modern Cabins
If you love nature and the great outdoors, but aren’t keen on roughing it up in a tent, then consider renting one of these...
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
A Rustic-Modern Cabin Inspired by Japanese Bungalows and Shou Sugi Ban
A mountain cabin’s design is Appalachian by way of Japan.
Three Joined Cabins Turn This Virginia Retreat Into a Modern Take on Camp
For some people, building a house may seem like a daunting commitment to permanence—a kind of spatial lockdown.
13 Modern Prefab Cabins You Can Buy Right Now
Construction in a controlled factory setting means these cozy prefab cabins are not only space-efficient, but also carefully...
Hirshhorn, Ontario: The Modern City That Never Was
An exhibit up at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC chronicles the museum's initial conception, and the Canadian, Philip...
Large Windows and Glazed Doors Let This Modern Cabin Mingle With Nature
Nestled at the base of a dramatic rocky butte, a tiny cabin in the woods of Washington blurs the distinction between indoors and...
10 Modern Wintry Cabins We’d Be Happy to Hole Up In
With November soon coming to a close, Fall leaves will quickly be covered in snow which means we should probably just face it...
This Modern Cabin in Canada Looks Like a Gigantic Pair of Binoculars
Perched on a mountain in Quebec, Canada, this modern cabin resembles a pair of binoculars peering out over the land.
This Modern Stone Cabin Looks Like It Belongs in Middle-Earth
Actually located in Wyoming, the dwelling is spectacularly attuned to its surroundings.
Multiple Modern Cabins Make Up This French Holiday Home
Set within the sloped terrain of beautiful Cap Ferret, France, is a contemporary holiday home perfect for both entertaining and...
This Retreat in the Cascades is a Bold Take on the Modern Cabin
An unorthodox design is a comfortable escape from city life.
A Hybrid Prefab in Ontario Drinks In its Lakeside Locale
A prefab core cuts down on construction time while site-built additions (like a screened porch) fine-tune the cottage for...
First-Class Cabins
From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local...
Make It Modern
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's September 2016 issue.
A Serene Indoor/Outdoor Oasis Rises on a Lakeshore in Ontario
A family wanted to prioritize outdoor living and easy social gatherings in their new home—so Toronto firm MJMA delivered a...