763 Exterior Cabin Design Photos And Ideas

Koto prefabs can be reconfigured to accommodate client needs and the constraints of the site. "They are designed to last a lifetime and can even be relocated to a totally different site years later," explain the designers.
Outside nooks provide storage for firewood.
Even though each cabin boasts a large glazed facade, they can be oriented so to retain plenty of private.
Interiors include concealed storage walls to maximize the floor space and help maintain the minimalist aesthetic.
"They are a sculptural interpretation of the small buildings that you see across Europe, from Bothys to Alpine huts and Norwegian Hytte. These small pitched-roof buildings are an integral part of the landscape and provide warmth, shelter, and an opportunity to fully immerse in nature. That is the heart of the ethos at Koto," explain the designers.
Taking inspiration from the tradition of the Danish sommerhus, each volume is a simple, gabled form, clad in dark gray-stained cedar siding with standing-seam metal roofs that mirror the vertical grooves in a similar shade.
"With both sliding doors open, the two decks connect seamlessly through the building, dramatically changing the sense of scale, space, and connection to the site."
Site placement was a lengthy process as the architects searched to optimize seclusion and spectacular views. Specialists, including ecologist Mark Wapstra, were brought on board to survey the site and ensure minimal landscape impact.
This 1,109-square-foot model has four to five bedrooms.
The south side with reclaimed frosted glass and operable windows.
The cabin is composed of six prefabricated modules placed side by side atop a six-meter long iron frame.
On the first floor of Casa R is a woodshed and a "chiflonera." This area between the interiors and exteriors is commonly found in Chilean/Patagonian homes, as it helps to regulate the region’s extreme temperature changes.
The 500-square-foot cabin and adjacent shed are 100 percent off-grid, with water, sewer, and electrical systems in place to support these buildings and any future development.
Lagos has raised the cabin above the ground on supporting steel to avoid damaging any of the existing trees on site.
The home is spread across two floors.
Wheelhaus founder and CEO Jamie Mackay creates prefabs with the same quality and durability of the log cabins he grew up with, while also incorporating his values of green production and modern design. Although it takes about four months to construct his prefabricated properties, it takes about a week for the home to be delivered, and then three to five days for the house to be set up on site.
Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club is spread out across 8 acres of cardamom plantations.
Above the living lounge, the 50-square-foot loft faces a window that frames striking views of the tree canopies.
The CABN model is also available for purchase, and can be installed on your own remote site.
Nicknamed "The Spaceship," the small UFO-inspired cottage includes a tiny utility kitchen, bathroom, and storage.
Windows added to the side corners of the north facade bring additional daylight indoors.
Dubldom presently offers five different models that range from 280-square-foot studios to 1,400-square-foot, three-bedroom dwellings that work well for families.
The house is a five-sided prism elevated on six concrete pillars.
The exteriors of the two structures, the updated cabin, and the "modern box" addition were tied together with a standing seam metal facade. This helped give the connected complex a contemporary, industrial-inspired vibe.
The Nolla Cabin was primarily built from Kerto LVL, a lightweight and durable Finnish plywood. It was then fastened together with screws.
The dwelling is fully immersed in nature, surrounded by scenic vistas and greenery.
Some pavilions overlook the water, while others are nestled further into the coastal bushland.
The exterior Red Ironbark cladding was charred—using the Shou Sugi Ban technique—to increase the longevity of the timber and as a nod to the significance of fire.
The Wallas stove, seen next to the entrance, runs on Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The Fiskars kettle that sits atop the stove was crafted from at least 70 percent recycled content that includes old kettles and pans.
Mirror panels cover one side of the roof to reflect heat and prevent the cabin from overheating.
Nolla Cabin can be accessed via a 20-minute boat ride from the Helsinki market square.
The cabin's "paws" elevate the structure, making it easy to transport and assemble. This also helps to not leave a trace on the landscape.
Longitude 131 in Yulara, Australia
The spruce timber structures are clad in South African pine and fitted with Brits Isotherm recycled plastic insulation and Coverland Undertile membrane vapour barrier.
"Maintenance is relentlessly ongoing, and constant vigilance is needed to ensure that the wind does not undermine the structures, which are fixed to poles bedded deeply in the sand," says Maritz.
In addition to the guest cabins, main lounge, and dining spaces, the luxury lodge includes full on-site staff accommodation, as well as back-of-house services—including kitchen, storage, workshop, laundry, water supply, energy systems, and a sewer treatment.
"The siding was installed by using a revolutionary new 'Lignoloc' nailing system from Beck, whereby timber nails are driven into the wood to fix it to the support frames," explains Maritz. "This is the first time it has been used under such conditions, and will be watched with interest for it performance. "
The scenic desert habitat is home to a rich ecosystem and desert-adapted animals, including hyenas, lions, elephants, oryx, and giraffes.
The temporary lodge was born from a joint venture between Piet du Plooy, the late owner of Namibia-based travel agency Trip Travel, Journeys Namibia, and Natural Selections.
Shipwreck Lodge is located near the dry mouth of the Hoarusib River amidst a landscape of windswept sand dunes and salt-tolerant plants.
"Translucent glass in the sliding doors references the light qualities of Japanese rice-paper screens, creating a sense of enclosure and privacy at night, while encouraging the occupant to open them during the day," explain the architects. "They also prevent birds, including the endangered swift parrot, from attempting to fly through the building and striking the glass."
The 301-square-foot cabin is situated on 99 acres on Bruny Island, an island off the coast of Tasmania. For the exterior, the architects have chosen materials that "comply with the Bushfire Attack Level of 19," they explain, including bushfire resistant wood and zincalume metal. The cabin collects its own rainwater—storage tanks are underground for an uncluttered look—and the roof sports solar panels.
When not in use, a lattice panel covers the facade, closing off and protecting the cabin when the couple is back in the city.
Surrounding the deck at the entrance of the cabin is a lattice-wood frame that serves as a shelter for the outdoor area.
Large sliding glass doors connect the interior spaces to the outdoor elements.
The simple black box is broken by operable glazing, drawing the outdoor elements in.
The wood exterior blends in quietly with the surrounding timber.
The house is composed of three volumes, two of which come together at an angle to capture views of the surrounding landscape.
"The forms interpret the township’s alpine setting using height, volume, and pitch to create a dynamic experience as one moves between buildings and between internal spaces," says Allfrey. "Openings are carefully placed to ensure a casual connection between buildings."
Three separate structures surround an elevated dining platform and sunken terrace. Each of these buildings contains its own sleeping areas, which allows a degree of privacy and independence for family members and guests.
Originally created by Guy Chirico Sr. in 1966 as the Scribner Hollow Motor Lodge, the property was designed with modernist elements during a time when the Catskills really started to become the place to be for NYC-dwellers to escape. Since then, the Hudson Valley has seen a massage amount of development that caters to creatives seeking an inspirational refuge.
Mill Valley Cabins
Black steel covers the steeply pitched roof, while the exterior walls are wrapped in charred cedar.

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