23 Outdoor Woodland Side Yard Trees Design Photos And Ideas

A collection of low-slung volumes create a series of platforms near the ground, so family members can be close together while still retaining their privacy.
A young Finnish designer bypasses building permits by creating an affordable tiny home under 100 square feet.
The Ex of In House exterior
The Ex of In House at night.
Adjacent to the cabin is a spacious deck that is raised above the ground on wooden stilts.
While Falck built most of the tiny home himself, he hired a local carpenter to build the window frame and door.
"The house features two distinct approaches," says Schiller. "The family arrives via a long dirt road to the back side of the house, shaped as a single-story barn. Below the house, guests park in a dirt pull-off and arrive via a long grass path through meadow grasses, entering the house from the south via a wide, glue-laminated exterior stair."
The exterior decks are made of silicon-modified pine from OrganoWood.
Elevated on steel posts, the central volume and exterior deck project west toward the sea.
The textured facade playfully displays light and shadows as the sun moves throughout the day and seasons. The framed breezeway reaches outward to the fjord.
The Madrona by NODE is a 750-square-foot, zero-net energy guest house. Grid-tied, it stores energy with battery backup.
The home's low-maintenance Cor-Ten steel exterior can be easily washed down when needed.
The Yard and living room
The house sits on a wooded three-acre site encircled by state-owned land.
A series of French doors extends the interior living spaces to the deck and meadow beyond.
Over the years, the transformation of the retreat has respected the special character of the site and integrated the surrounding nature.
Large columns and shear walls offer the structural support needed to mitigate minor earthquakes.
Both structures step out to small south-facing terraces.
Architect Charlie Lazor designed this peaceful, lakeside prefab in Ontario, Canada with a Japanese-style bathroom, clad in teak, with a matching tub and sink by Bath in Wood.
A classic VW bus in vintage colors shows both the scale and scope of The Barn and its surrounding scenery.
Joel, a landscape designer, created “a series of outdoor rooms,” including an alfresco kitchen that is sheltered beneath a cedar trellis. The Butterfly chairs are from Fresh Home and Garden in Toronto.

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.