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.
A LEED Gold Weekend Home Embraces the Ontario Landscape
This all-white LEED Gold home is undoubtedly modern, but takes cues from the historic precedent of the longhouse to bring the...
Dream/Dive Platform Encourages Playful Summer Living
Summer is all about experiencing simple pleasures.
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...
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
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...
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love 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.
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.
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...
First-Class Cabins
From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local...
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...
Here's What Norse Mythology and Modern Architecture Have in Common
From skiing to soaking up the sun, a family retreat for all seasons.
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...
13 Modern Prefab Cabins You Can Buy Right Now
Construction in a controlled factory setting means these cozy homes are not only space-efficient, but also carefully built.
A Rustic-Modern Cabin Inspired by Japanese Bungalows and Shou Sugi Ban
This mountain retreat’s design is Appalachian by way of Japan.
Reinventing a Traditional Edwardian near Lake Ontario
When a family couldn’t part with a traditional Edwardian, their architect introduced a world of design inspiration instead.
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.
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...
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...
Modern in the Country
Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range.
Tait Modern
When building a second home, most people don’t consider traveling farther than upstate.
Now’s Your Chance to Run Your Own Farmhouse Inn in Ontario’s Prince Edward County
Listed for $1,500,000, The Ferg is an 1840s residence offering three lovingly restored suites.
Modern in Tijuana
Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different...
Morocco Modern
Rediscovering the elusive Tangier abode of former Knoll President Yves Vidal
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...
The Vindheim Cabin: Snowbound in Norway
Architect Håkon Matre Aasarød, partner at Oslo-based studio Vardehaugen Architects, led the design of Cabin Vindheim, situated...
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...
This Hawaiian Cabin Is Volcanically Cool
Kūono is a modern retreat deep in the heart of an ancient forest.
Before & After: A 1974 Airstream Renovation Radiates Modern Mountain Cabin Vibes
In just four months, Colorado Caravan transforms a 1974 Airstream Overlander into an airy “home away from home” for a family of...
This Home in the Ontario Wilderness Is 12 Miles From the Nearest Powerline
An architect designing hospitals in Rwanda first brought sustainability to a lakeside dwelling in Ontario.
A Curved House in Ontario Bends 100 Degrees for Forest Views
Way out in the wilderness of Ontario, a curiously shaped house stretches along a tricky ridge.
Glass Walls Wrap a Prefab Boathouse on a Remote Ontario Lake
Building Arts Architects transported materials by barge to the rocky shore of Kawagama Lake, and erected the spectacular...
An Ontario Pool House Splashes Out With a Wild, Wavy Roof
A historic guesthouse lost to fire is reincarnated as an undulating escape with a swimming pool and kitchen.

6,798 more articles