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Category Archive: Cabins

Weekend Fun: The Gambier Island Tiny Getaway Cabin

This attractive little cabin overlooks the coastal waters and islands of British Columbia. It is located in a development of recreational lots on Gambier Island, just north of Vancouver. The vendor is offering… Continue reading

Orcas Island cabin | David Vandervort Architects

One of the most popular small cabins we featured last year was a cabin modeled after a forest fire lookout tower. Today we have another small cabin in the woods designed by the… 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

Habuka mountain retreat | Satoshi Irei

This small house occupies a clearing in the forest near the Habuka ski area in the Japanese Alps. The wedge-shaped home was designed by architect Satoshi Irei to be used as a ski… Continue reading

The Port-a-Bach, a container cabin | Bonnifait + Giesen

Architects Cecile Bonnifait and William Giesen of Atelierworkshop have recycled a used 20′ shipping container to create the Port-a-Bach. “Bach” is the New Zealand term for a small back-to-basics vacation cabin. The Port-a-Bach… Continue reading

Modular resort cabins in Portugal | Rebelo de Andrade and Aguiar

This cluster of small cabins is located at a new resort, the Pedras Salgadas Spa and Nature Park, in northern Portugal. Pedras Salgadas is a spa town where people go to rejuvinate in… Continue reading

A straw bale cabin | AATA Arquitectos

This small cabin in a rural area of central Chile uses little energy and has a low carbon footprint. AATA Arquitectos designed the cabin, opting for a two level floor plan to minimize… Continue reading

A vacation house with a playful design | Matías Silva Aldunate

Cabaña Bascuñan appears pretty straightforward when viewed from a distance. The small house has a simple shed-like shape with a roof that extends out to shelter the porch. But get closer and playful… Continue reading

La Luge, a modern ski cabin in Quebec | Yiacouvakis Hamelin

La Luge is a small vacation cottage in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. Not far from a major ski hill, it was designed by Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architectes as a retreat for enjoying the… Continue reading

Mountain Retreat, an earth-sheltered modern cabin | Fearon Hay

Mountain Retreat is a stone and concrete cabin dug into a mountainside on New Zealand’s South Island. It was designed by Fearon Hay Architects as a year-round retreat for a young family. The… Continue reading

Cabin on Vardehaugen | Fantastic Norway

This family cabin is nestled at the top of Vardehaugen, a large rock outcrop overlooking a fjord in central Norway. The cabin has an angular jagged form that nicely complements its rugged setting.… Continue reading

The Wedge, a small cabin on wheels

The Wedge is a small transportable cabin designed and built by WheelHaus. It is a park model trailer, built on a trailer chassis and registered as a recreational vehicle (RV). A park model… Continue reading

Dave’s “ManCamp” in the Ohio woods

Where we are, the morning air is crisp, there is a thick layer of leaves underfoot, and the days are getting short. On cold rainy days, we’d like nothing better than to stay… Continue reading

The clifftop “House in Buchupureo” | Alvaro Ramírez and Clarisa Elton

This small cabin in Chile is a literal cliffhanger, perched on pilings atop a bluff that drops steeply to the Pacific Ocean below. The deck hangs so far over the slope that it… Continue reading

Snug ski chalet in the French Alps

Winter is quickly approaching in the northern hemisphere and for some people that means the arrival of ski season. Gîte la Bartavelle is a small mountain chalet at a ski resort in the… Continue reading

Flake House | OLGGA Architects

It’s Friday and time for a bit of weekend fun. And this is a fun little project, a tiny shed-roofed retreat built to resemble a stack of logs that has been snapped in… Continue reading

Sunset Cabin | Taylor Smyth Architects

The Sunset Cabin merges into the landscape of its shoreline setting on Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada. Designed by Taylor Smyth Architects, it is a highly refined variant of the traditional cottage country… Continue reading

The C3 Cabin | Vandeventer + Carlander

The owners of this small house on Camano Island in Washington originally intended it to be a vacation cabin. After using it a short while, they soon decided to make it their full-time… Continue reading

San Juan Island cabin | David Vandervort

This rustic cabin is on San Juan Island in Washington state. Perched on a hill, it has a commanding view over the islands and waterways below. The 672 ft2 (62.4 m2) cabin was designed by… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: Tiny rustic cabin

This small vacation cabin is located on an island not far from Vancouver, Canada. Tammy and John wanted a getaway place for their young family. They had initially considered building larger but settled… Continue reading

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