Photographer Nick Olsen and his partner Lilah Horrowitz of Milwaukee, Wisconsin built this cabin as their retreat from their busy lives. Nestled in the West Virginia mountains, the getaway features an impressive wall of windows for taking in the view of the sunset.
An open-air design built from an old photography platform offers breathtaking views of the South African landscape. This cabin is a part of the Lion Sands Game Reserve, and it has everything you’d want from vacation housing — a fully furnished bedroom, bathroom, and all manner of predators just a few feet below you.
This luxurious cabin, built by Blue Forest in Sussex, England looks like something out of a fairy tale. However, not only is it very real, you can book it for your next vacation.
City life is busy, hectic, and finding a moment away from it all is hard. This tiny cabin, built in a Brooklyn, New York backyard, makes finding a little piece of the great outdoors in the concrete jungle a little easier.
Timber Moose, this enormous fortress-like cabin, is the largest privately owned cabin in the US. It features a swimming pool, massive kitchen and dining areas, a crow’s nest, and enough room to accommodate you and 60 of your friends.
While exorbitantly expensive, the Manta Resort’s tiny floating lodging is unlike any other cabin on this list — or the world for that matter. Situated just off shore, the cabin still provides the astonishing views one would hope for, but of the clear blue sea, instead of verdant green woods.
Scotland’s Eagle Brae resort has several cabins available for vacationers to take advantage of. These log homes are the real deal: log frames, turf roofs, fur carpets, taxidermied game, and all manner of expertly crafted wood furniture. The Loxia cabin unit as pictured above.
It seems obvious that the Nordic countries would be have some of the most impressive cabins in the world. This Finnish home has a modern look that manages to blend contemporary aesthetics with its woodland surroundings.
This subtle cabin is part of a Norwegian mountain resort, Juvet. Like many other contemporary cabins, the design is minimalist and more about taking in the views than standing out against them.
Tiny homes are all the rage these days. With their tiny footprints, ease of construction and low cost, they make the dream of a home off the grid accessible to almost anyone. Plus, they’re mobile, so you can build one in your backyard and wheel it to your destination. This model outside Pagosa Springs, Colorado was built with logs off a local ski slope, along with roofing, rafters, and even a front door salvaged from an older home.
Iceland is a backpacker’s paradise, and adventuring through the island country is made easier and more comfortable thanks to a number of easily accessible, cozy cabins dotting the countryside where travelers can stay and find some shade in the midnight sun.
Well, not ALL of Iceland’s cabins are easily accessible. This hunting lodge is located on Elliðaey, the largest of Iceland’s Vestmannaeyjar islands, and while difficult to get to, it offers a uniquely isolated getaway for a hunting holiday.
OK, so this isn’t truly a “cabin,” but it does have a cabin, technically. This Boeing 727 has been stripped and retro-fitted to become to center piece of this 10-acre Oregon home, built by retired engineer Bruce Campbell (not that Bruce Campbell).
The stark, sweeping highland landscapes of Skye, an island in northern Scotland, is the perfect location for a remote retreat, and this tiny cabin is situated on a Hebridean hillside.
When it comes down to it, humans don’t need all that much space to live comfortably, but sometimes it feels good to stretch out. The Hawk House is a tiny, one-room cabin that has about as much interior space as a small studio apartment, but can be opened up to turn your entire surroundings into living space.
This home, crafted by the design studio Graypants, takes the best aspects of the classic cabin profile and melds it with modernist design.
Victory lodge is an apt name for this massive log home in California. From the enormous rooms and nearby Mammoth mountain, to the long dining table and the largest antler chandelier in the world hanging in the main dining area, this “cabin” is the perfect location to celebrate victory with a leg of lamb and keg of ale.
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