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...

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 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...

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...

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,...

Cabin Sjusjøen

Sjusjøen, Norway–  Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter Built area:    133.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Cabin Sjusjøen stands on a sloping plot of land in an area popular for cross-country skiing. The house was designed to work as close to the topography as possible. It consists of five various levels, with roofs...

Window on the Lake

Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Canada –  YH2 Built area:    140.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Francis Pelletier Window on the Lake is a charming cottage built near Lac Plaisant’s shores. It personifies what the architects wanted to achieve – simple and refined; restrained but not stiffling. It is a wooden home meant...

Troll’s Peak Cabin

Sunndal, Norway –  Rever & Drage Architects Built area:    140.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Tom Auger Troll’s Peak cabin is patterned after the traditional row farm. It’s a long rectangular box divided into four sections, each section constructed using a different technique. As a result, the cabin looks like...

The Wooden House

Kanji Dol, Slovenia –  studio PIKAPLUS Built area:    82.0 m2 Year built:    2015 Photographs: Miha Bratina The Wooden House is a striking hexagonal house in the middle of undulating hills. Its backdrop, a lush evergreen forest, makes the house picture-perfect. Both inside and outside, the structure is clad in timber....

Nisser Micro Cabin

Nissedal, Norway –  Feste Landscape/Architecture Built area:    26.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: David Fjågesund, Smart Hytter AS Building huge vacation homes require the cutting down of trees to make way for construction. This creates a negative impact on the environment. The architect thought of designing a home that...

Cabin Laksvatn

Tromsø, Norway - Hamran/Johansen Arkitekter Project Year:  2014 Area:  50.0 m2 Photographers:  Ivan Brodey, André Severin Johansen How do you fit nine people inside a 50 m2 home? Cabin Laksvatn has the answer. This small house stands among Alpine trees, with the mountains as the perfect backdrop. The surrounding landscape...

Cabin Vindheim

Lillehammer, Norway - Vardehaugen Project Year:  2016 Area:  65.0 m2 Photographers:  Rasmus Norlander, Einar Elton Cabin Vindheim blurs the line between architecture and nature. This solitary lodge looks like it is buried deep in snow, with only its rooftop showing. Clad in black-stained pinewood, the cabin looks striking in the midst...

PV Cabin

Pinto, Chile - Lorena Troncoso-Valencia Project Year:  2016 Area:  24.0 m2 Photographers:  Cristóbal Caro PV Cabin is a temporary place of refuge for a rock-climbing young couple. It sits in a small clearing, after a journey through wooded, winding roads. The lot is small; barely enough for optimal living. But...

Cabin at Longbranch

Longbranch, WA 98351, United States - Olson Kundig Project Year :     2003 Developed Area :     112 m2 ( 1200.0 ft2 ) Photographs :     Kevin Scott, Benjamin Benschneider In a place where the tide meets the stream, a quiet structure sits quietly, proudly displaying the combined beauty of...

Leachachan Barn

Loch Duich, Scotland - Rural Design Architects Built area: 120m2 Completion: 2011 Photography: Nigel Rigden Leachachan Barn, once used as a byre for working horses, sits on the southern shores of Loch Duich looking out at the Five Sisters of Kintail. The barn has been redesigned and transformed into a modern...

DIY Tiny Cottage

Reading room? Home office? Playroom for the kids? Artists' retreat? Sewing room? There are lots of ways to use this tiny cottage. Who doesn't want to have his own private space and  be away from the madding crowd once in a while? Well, if you work at home, love reading or...

Villa Alfhem

Stocksundstorps  Sweden  -  BA Sjösteen Lot area: 1628 sqm Built area:     257 m2  (2,775 sq. ft.) of living + 67 m2  (723 sq. ft. storage/basement) Year Built:     2004 Year Renovation: 2009-2010 Traditional homes always seem sturdy and substantial. Of course the reason might just be that...

Cabin In The Woods

Mazama WA USA - Olson Kundig Architects Built area: 92.5 m2  (1,000 sq. ft.) Year: 2005 Photography: Tim Bies From first hand experience, there are three major challenges with owning a vacation home - regardless of size or location: Maintenance: If you build in a conventional manner, you are going to be faced with...

A Tiny Cabin in Maine

Ragged Island  Maine  USA - Alex Scott Porter Design Built:   2009 Area:   30m2 (360 sq ft) + veranda and outhouse of 14m2 (160 sq ft) Deciding to build on a small island 20 miles off the coast brings a few challenges with it.  Having to ship everything on an...

A Log Cabin on Wheels…

Hans Liberg Music Studio Holland - 2010   Photography by Thomas Mayer Don't like the view?  Move... this amazing log studio is on wheels!  Further proof of the beauty of small buildings.  Designed by Dutch designer, Piet Hein Eek, this music room/studio is built on a wheeled chassis for easy transportation....