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...

Headwaters Camp

Big Sky South Central Montana  -  Dan Joseph Architect Site area:     22 acres  (8.9 hectares) Built Area:    1,800 sq. ft.  (167 m2) Year built:     2012 Builder:     Highline Partners Photography:     Audrey Hall Set on the edge in a series of man-made ponds, streams and...

Rock Mountain Cottage

North Carolina, United States  -  Travis Mileti/MountainWorks Lot size: 5 acres Built area: 1,500 sq. ft. (139 m2) This home won the 2011 ARDA (American Residential Design Awards) 'Best Model Home Under 2,500 sq. ft.) award.  It's in a lovely creek front setting some 3,700 ft. above sea level where the...

A Stockholm Island Home

Archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden - Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff Architects Year Built:     2004 Built Area:    150m2 including sauna area  (1,620 sq. ft.) Photography:  Lindman Photography A 500 year old oak, pines, weathered rocks and a waterfront outlook set the scene for this home.  Situated on an island in the archipelago...

Under the Moonlight House

Mt. Hotham Victoria Australia - Giovanni D’Ambrosio Australia doesn't have many areas where it snows and even then, it doesn't stick around for long!  (Australia's highest mountain, Mt. Kosciuszko, is only 2,228 metres (7,310 ft) above sea level.)  A very good season in our ski fields is about 10 weeks.  If...