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Category Archive: Modern Cabins

A modern coastal cabin in Norway | TYIN tegnestue

The western coast of Norway was formed by glaciers scouring the earth down to bedrock, carving deep fjords, and leaving behind thousands of islands. One of those islands is Skardsøya, a two or… Continue reading

A “surf shack” cabin for two brothers | WMR Arquitectos

Two brothers who love to surf purchased a hillside property overlooking the Pacific at Matanzas, one of many places to catch the waves along Chile’s central coastline. They asked WMR Arquitectos to design… Continue reading

A modern cabin tucked into a rocky Norwegian coastline | Lund Hagem

Rocky topography helps shelter this small modern cabin on a fjord in southeast Norway. Others would have been tempted to open up the site by clearing the bushes and blasting away some of… Continue reading

A tiny cabin compound in an old quarry | GO Logic

A trio of tiny cabins sits among jumbled chunks of broken granite on Vinalhaven, an island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay. The site was once a quarry but vegetation is slowly growing back, returning… Continue reading

Stunning pyramid cottage in Iceland

Last week we looked at two vacation homes inspired by Iceland’s traditional turf houses. Today we have another vacation cottage located in the same area, on an ancient lava field, but in this… Continue reading

A low-impact modern cabin in Sweden | Schlyter / Gezelius

This one-of-a-kind cabin sits among rock outcrops in a forest just southwest of Stockholm, Sweden. Architect Camilla Schlyter of Schlyter / Gezelius Arkitektkontor designed the modern cabin with a tapered profile and angled… Continue reading

A lakeside log cabin in Finland

Villa Maria is a family-sized vacation cabin on a small lake 40 km west of Helsinki, Finland. Though modern in design, the cabin was built using traditional methods. Each of the large-diameter logs was… Continue reading

A tiny cottage opens up with a wall of shutters | Zecc and Roel van Norel

A remarkable vacation cottage sits at the edge of a clearing in a rural area outside Utrecht, the Netherlands. It was created by a partnership between Utrecht-based studio Zecc and Roel van Norel.… Continue reading

A dogtrot cabin in Finland | K2S Architects

Villa Kallioniemi is a family vacation cabin on Lepäinen, an island in southern Finland. K2S Architects gave the small cabin a dogtrot design. A dogtrot house has two enclosed volumes joined under a… Continue reading

Trunk House | Paul Morgan Architects

A unique cabin stands in the Australian bush a couple hours drive from Melbourne. “Trunk House” is named for the stringybark tree trunks that encircle it, supporting the roof. They were the castoffs… Continue reading

A modern “hermit’s cabin” | Parra + Edwards

Parra + Edwards Arquitectos designed this modern studio cabin in the forest outside Santiago, Chile. La Nave Anacoreta (“Hermit’s Ship”) was conceived as a small boat floating in a sea of foliage. It… Continue reading

Alpine lodge in South Tyrol | EM2 Architekten

At an elevation of 1,400 m in South Tyrol, Italy, this mountain lodge offers enviable views of alpine meadows, forests, and the jagged fangs of the Dolomites. The lodge is composed of two… Continue reading

A modern cabin in the hills | Simply Home

Simply Home is a North Carolina homebuilder focused on small, efficient houses. It was founded by Shawna and Wally Hughes, a licensed general contractor who has been building houses for 30 years. Today… Continue reading

TimberCab, a prefab timber framed cabin | FabCab

This timber frame cabin with modern lines sits overlooking Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho. It is a TimberCab 550, the smallest in the line of the prefabricated homes by FabCab. FabCab produces a… Continue reading

A cabin retreat for a multigenerational family | Reiulf Ramstad Architects

A two-hour drive along the coast south from Oslo, Norway brings you to this family vacation compound. A couple and their two adult offspring with families of their own wanted a cabin retreat… Continue reading

Arsenal B47, from munitions shed to modern cabin | Ralph Germann

From the outside, Arsenal B47 looks like an ordinary mountain cabin. However it has an interesting history. Despite Switzerland’s neutrality during the Second World War, the country had every reason to expect a… Continue reading

Charred Cabin, a place to eat, sleep and read for two | DRAA

Located a couple hours drive into the mountains north of Santiago, Chile, “Charred Cabin” is an appealingly simple vacation retreat. Working with a client budget of just $15,000, studio DRAA had to keep… Continue reading

Eagle Point Cabin | Prentiss Architects

A meandering path leads to Eagle Point Cabin where it sits nestled between a rock outcrop and a thicket on the windswept west coast of Washington’s San Juan Island. The semi-sheltered building location… Continue reading

Llano Exit Strategy, a shared cabin compound | Matt Garcia Design

Four couples who are good friends purchased a beautiful piece of land on the Llano River in Texas. After considering building one large house, they instead decided to have separate small cabins for… Continue reading

Hood Canal Cabin | Castanes Architects PS and Ray C. Freeman III

This off-grid cabin is sited in a deep ravine leading to the shore of Hood Canal, a waterway not far from Seattle, Washington. The ravine closes in on the cabin from both sides… Continue reading

The Arado weeHouse, a modern prefab cabin | Alchemy Architects

A concert violinist wanted a beautiful and well-built retreat for herself and her young child. The cabin would be off-grid, sitting at the edge of a cornfield overlooking a treed ravine. However her… Continue reading

The Marfa weeHouse, a compact desert retreat | Alchemy Architects

The Marfa weeHouse is a modern studio retreat in the high desert outside the artist community of Marfa, Texas. “WeeHouse” refers to the distinctive prefab building system developed by architect Geoffrey Warner of… Continue reading

Modern vacation cabins at the Hölick Sea Resort in Sweden

Hölick Sea Resort has operated for many years as a traditional tenting campground 300 km north of Stockholm. It sits at the tip of a peninsula, surrounded by sandy beaches and natural forest. The… Continue reading

Refugio Pangal, a modern cabin in Chile | EMa

This small cabin sits on an arid hillside in Casablanca, a grape growing region of central Chile about an hour’s drive northwest of Santiago. The site offers expansive views of the valleys and… Continue reading

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