Once a Log Cabin

Flims, Graub√ľnden,¬†Switzerland –¬†Nickisch Sano Walder Architects Photography:¬†Ralph Feiner,¬†Gaudenz Danuser Floor Area: 40 sqm   Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.

Southridge Cabin

Seattle, Washington –¬†Decatur Construction Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer¬† If you liked this project, you will also like viewing ‚Ķ

Well-balanced Pine Forest cabin

Seattle, Washington¬†–¬†Balance Associates Architects Built area: ¬† ¬†¬†¬†850 square foot ¬†(79 m2) Year built: ¬† ¬† 2013 Most of us want the best home we can afford. Nice suburb, good size, quality finishes. But should we be focussed on the same things if we’re building a cabin or any vacation retreat? Isn’t the whole purpose […]


Vancouver, Canada –¬†Henry Yorke Mann – Architect Built area: ¬† ¬† 300 sq. ft + 40 sq. ft. porch and 100 sq. ft. basement ¬†(28 m2 + 3.7 m2 + 9.25 m2) Year built:¬† ¬† ¬†1999 Builder:¬† ¬† ¬†Ken Silbernagel Photographer:¬† ¬† ¬†Stuart Bish Sometimes we come across an architect who ‘really does get it’ […]

The C3 Cabin

Washington, USA – Vandeventer + Carlander Architects Built Area: ¬† ¬†352 sq. ft +¬†loft area of 128 sq ft ¬†(33 m2 + 12 m2) Photography: Steve Keating Down a long, winding driveway, curtained by dense evergreens lies the site for this cabin. Set on a high, waterfront bluff¬†with great views across the Saratoga Passage to […]

Ultimate glamping?

Glamping in the Ecocapsule!

Anywhere you choose ¬†– ¬†Nice Architects Slovakia Available late 2015 Size/Area/Volume: ¬† ¬†2.55m x 4.45m x 2.25m / 10m3 / 22m3 Do you remember The Blob? No, not the movie, the home office dmvA Architects designed for the client refused building permission for a home office. Ecospace looks remarkably similar but it’s a wonderful example […]

Over the bridge and thru the woods…

Winter Cabin in Vermont

Burlington, Vermont – Joan Heaton Architects Site area: ¬† ¬†14 acres (5.5 hectares) Built area: ¬† ¬†65m2 ¬†(600sf) Completion Date:¬† ¬†2010 Photography:¬† ¬†Susan Teare Built on a remote site, this¬†cabin is accessed by a long pedestrian bridge that spans¬†the New Haven River. There is no paved access to the cabin with the nearest road ending […]

Bay Lake Cabin

Bay Lake Cabin

Bay Lake, Minnesota – Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd Year built: ¬† 1930’s Year¬†renovated: ¬† ¬† 2013 Photography:¬† ¬† Scott Amundson It’s always a tough decision – demolish or rebuild. The plain truth is that it costs around twice the cost per square foot to renovate than it does to do a new build. But there […]

Marvel at the northern lights in one of these glass igloos in Finland

Kakslauttanen Glass Igloos

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort,¬†Kakslauttanen, Finland Fresh air, pure natural¬†waters, an¬†unspoiled environment, plus¬†a cozy glass shelter that showcases the¬†fascinating beauty of the northern sky at night¬†— what more can you ask for in a getaway? These glass igloos located in Finland bring¬†star gazing at its finest.¬†The one of a kind hotel rooms are built with a special […]

Dreamy creekside retreat in Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa, California –¬†Amy A. Alper Beautiful location, restricting views from the inside¬†– this was the situation with the 1920’s weekend cabin located near a creek in Santa Rosa, California. Yet despite the strict regulations being implemented on the site this house has been successfully remodeled to maximize the views around it, effectively connecting it¬†to […]