Outdoor, Wood, and Large Built to go off the grid, this remote beachside cottage can open up completely to the outdoors with its series of movable wall-sized glass panels and screens. Designed by Herbst Architects, the modest New Zealand bach comprises two rectangular pavilions built with mostly natural materials chosen for their durability, texture, and weathering characteristics.  Best Outdoor Photos from Off-the-Grid Island House in New Zealand Connects with the Outdoors