510 Cabin

Wofford Heights, United States – Hunter Leggitt Studio Built Area:     102.19 m2 Year Built:     2012 510 Cabin sits on a semi-arid landscape, near Lake Isabella in the southern part of Sierra Nevada. Summer season can get very hot in the area. The architects had this to consider aside from the aesthetics of the […]

Whistler Cabin

Whistler, BC V0N, Canada – Scott & Scott Architects Built Area:     178.0 m2 Year Built:     2016 Photographs:     Scott and Scott Architects Whistler Cabin is a weekend retreat for a family who loves snowboarding. Its design is an ode to the typical chalet of the 70s.  A-frame chalets are very popular in […]

Polycarbonate Cabin

Guanaqueros, Coquimbo, Coquimbo Region, Chile – Alejandro Soffia Built Area:     30.0 m2 Year Built:     2016 Photographs:     Juan Durán Sierralta Polycarbonate Cabin is a compact dwelling that shows us quality need not be expensive. It’s like a model home – affordable and aesthetically appealing but nonetheless functional. The cabin was built using polycarbonate […]


Isdammen, Norway – Marianne Borge Built Area:     17.5 m2 Year Built:     2014 Photographs:     Jonas Adolfsen Woody15 is a small and quiet retreat that sits inside a remote forest, right beside a lake. It is a basic one-room cabin that lets the picturesque views make up for its plain design. The small temporary […]

Nomadic Shelter

Fylkesveg 475 160, 8140 Inndyr, Norway – SALT Siida Workshop Built Area:     12.0 m2 Year Built:     2014 Photographs:     Piotr Paczkowski The Nomadic Shelter is an interesting piece of dwelling. Meant to be a temporary shelter, it’s an architectural project built as part of Salt festival. The shelter is small, measuring only 12 […]

The Black Cabin

Mexico City, Mexico – Revolution Built Area:     106.71 m2 Year Built:     2015 Photographs:     The Black Rabbit The Black Cabin is a compact house with a green roof. It’s a calming respite in the middle of the busy Mexican metropolis. The cabin sits surrounded by nature, with tall trees and dense bushes providing […]

Getaway Cabin No. 3 – “The Clara”

New Hampshire, United States – Wyatt Komarin, Addison Godine, Rachel Moranis Built Area:     14.8 m2 Year Built:     2015 Photographs:     Getaway, The Bearwalk Getaway Cabin No. 3, named “The Clara,” is the third tiny home developed by Millennial Housing Lab. These tiny cabins on wheels are placed on rural land and are then […]

Slow Cabins

Belgium – Xavier Leclair Built Area:     36.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:     Jonas Verhulst Slow Cabins are tiny rental structures considered as the perfect escape to nature. These are actually several cabins spread across secret locations all over Belgium. In essence, these are eco-friendly ‘mysterious’ retreats. The thrill is in not knowing […]

Le Haut Perché

33185 Le Haillan, France – Studio Weave Year Built:     2017 Photographs:     Yvan Detraz Le Haut Perché is a unique shelter meant for hikers exploring the French countryside. It sits in the heart of Le Parc des Jalles and is surrounded by watermills. The elevated structure provides free accommodations for up to nine people. […]

72h Cabin

Henrik Schröders gata, 671 31 Arvika, Sweden – JeanArch Built Area:     5.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:     Jeanna Berger 72h Cabin was named after the number of hours people stayed in it as part of a study. The participants were people with the world’s most stressful jobs. They were invited to stay […]

House Y

Iisalmi, Finland –  Arkkitehtitoimisto Teemu Pirinen Built area:    194.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Marc Goodwin Three barns form the Y-shaped structure of this house. Its orientation allows stunning 245-degree views of the nearby lake, no matter the time of day. Large glass windows establish a close connection with the surrounding scenery. Th front of […]

Mills House

Melbourne, Australia –  Austin Maynard Architects Built area:    154.0 m2 Year built:    2015 Photographs: Peter Bennetts Studio Mills House is an extension project to an existing terrace house. The design focused on the needs of a mother and her young children. The architects preserved the façade of the original structure as well as the two front […]

Casa do Lago

Imigrante, Brazil –  Cadi Arquitetura Built area:    96.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Cristiano Bauce Standing in front of a gorgeous lake is Casa do Lago, or Lake House. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, it has all the comforts associated with a traditional home. At the same time, it provides its owner a place for […]

EFC Cabin

Jardín, Costa Rica – VOID opd Built area:    124.0 m2 Year built:    2015 Photographs: Andrés García Lachner EFC Cabin is located in a cold, misty mountain surrounded by large oak trees. Situated on a hill, it provides sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. The cabin has a central volume housing the functioning parts of the house. […]

Tepoztlán Lounge

Tepoztlán, Morelos, México –  Cadaval & Solà-Morales Built area:    80.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Sandra Pereznieto, Diego Berruecos Tepoztlán Lounge is a space meant for relaxation in the truest sense of the word. It sits surrounded by nature – tall trees, dense foliage, and thick vegetation. The structure has three enclosed living spaces. In […]

H3 House

Mar Azul, Argentina –  Luciano Kruk Built area:    75.0 m2 Year built:    2015 Photographs: Daniela Mac Adden Made of concrete and glass, H3 House exemplifies classy simplicity. This cube-shaped home is located in the northern part of the Argentine coast. It’s a summer retreat for three sisters and their families. Compact and rigorously structured in design, […]

Cabin K

Varkaus, Finland –  Studio Kamppari Built area:    56.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Cabin K sits on a Finnish lakeside property, commissioned by the owner for his family. This is a guest cabin where family and friends can get-together. Surrounded by tall trees and with stunning views of the lake, the cabin is an ideal retreat. […]

MARTaK Passive House

Masonville, United States –  Baosol Built area:    130.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Andrew Michler MARTaK Passive House is found at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, located off-grid. It is well integrated into the surrounding landscape – a pristine forest that called for organic building. The home is wedge-shaped, surrounded by trees that shield the […]

Cabin Ustaoset

Hol, Norway –  Jon Danielsen Aarhus MNAL Built area:    72.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Knut Bry Cabin Ustaoset sits 1,066 meters above sea level and has the most stunning views. One look outside the large glazed window is enough to take your breath away. From the living area, you can see the glacier, a […]

S+J House

Buenos Aires, Argentina –  Luciano Kruk Built area:    189.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Daniela MacAdden S+J House stands in the middle of a forested area. It is a rental and vacation home that can accommodate two families.  The house was built using board-formed creating. As a finishing touch, textured lines were created so that the […]

Sol Duc Cabin

Beaver, United States –  Olson Kundig Built area:    37.1 m2 Year built:    2011 Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider Sol Duc Cabin is a small retreat tucked away in the middle of the woods. It is a retreat for an avid fisherman and his wife. They both wanted a place to stay in during fishing expeditions – something compact […]

Villa Slow

San Roque de Riomiera, Spain –  Laura Alvarez Architecture Built area:    160.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: David Montero Villa Slow is a light stone cottage that sits in the middle of a sprawling two-hectare land. It is surrounded by fields of green and natural scenery. The villa is typical of a ‘peasant cabin’ that is […]

ED Cabin

Pinto, Chile –  Lorena Troncoso Valencia Built area:    105.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Cristóbal Caro ED Cabin is situated on a mountain that is often visited by tourists who are into extreme sports. It serves as a calming retreat after a day of strenuous activities. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the cabin is a sanctuary […]