Cabins have been a quintessential, relaxing getaway option for everyone for ages. They are the ultimate retreat in the middle of nature, if you just want to get away from your hectic city life and relax. If you want a simple and minimal vacation, which allows you to truly connect with nature, without any of the materialistic luxuries most of us have grown used to, then a chalet retreat is the answer for you! And, we have curated gorgeous and super comfortable cabins that will be the perfect travel destination for you. From a cabin in the woods that is actually a waterfront apiary to an oddly shaped Finnish hut that can withstand extreme temperatures – these haunting and surreal huts are the ultimate retreat you are looking for!
This cabin in the woods is an otherworldly geometric structure, all black, built to provide a comfortable retreat even during harsh Finnish winters. It was designed for a California-based CEO who returned home to Finland with her family to be closer to her ancestral land so that she could maintain it. The cabin is aptly named meteorite due to its unique shape and is located in a clearing surrounded by spruce and birch trees. The cabin is made entirely from cross-laminated timber (CLT), a sustainable alternative to other building materials. The three-story house is constructed entirely from 272 prefabricated panels of locally sourced cross-laminated timber, a sustainable material that lends itself to digital design methods and follows the Finnish tradition of timber construction.
During the construction of Cabin Moss, the architects of BÃ©res reverted to the old proverb “Measure twice, dig once”. Designed by Attila BÃ©res and Attila Hideg, Cabin Moss appears to float atop an area of ââvirgin forest, one of many choices made to preserve and respect the natural world that surrounds the cabin. Describing the stilted foundations of the house, the BÃ©res Architects note: âThe thin stilts are carefully placed so that we can conserve and protect the roots of the surrounding trees. No need for excavation or filling with machinery that ruins the natural setting. The structural system of the house had been created in such a way as to offer some flexibility for this effort of realization.
This lakefront apiary in Newt, Somerset was designed to house bees while creating an immersive educational experience. Called Beezantium, it is inspired by the long tradition of pavilions that evoke a sense of whimsy and playfulness – almost like a cabin in the woods full of talking bees! Beezantium was built with a careful range of design considerations to serve and display the beehive in an organic yet fun way. Beezantium occupies a former unused wasteland that has been turned into a natural expanse, so while this waterfront property could have been cheap with the right design and purpose, it is now top notch! The wooden structure is topped by a sloping roof wrapped in copper shingles which creates a jewel effect that also acts as a beacon in the wooded surroundings, drawing visitors to the structure. It looks like a cozy chalet straight out of a storybook.
Skylark Cabin, a 50mÂ² residence located in the foothills of New Zealand’s Ben Ohau mountain range, was inspired by the flight and song of larks. Similar to the grassy nest on the ground of the skylark, the lark’s hut, covered with a rough-sawn larch wood rainscreen, erects a slightly sloped, but angular, roof just above the meadows. sloping. Acclimating to the harsh, windy prairie conditions and drastic temperature changes, Skylark Cabin rainscreen was chosen for its year-round durability. Amid the black-tinted exterior, bright burnt orange window frames and beams direct the gaze to the front facade of the house where they are “ready to welcome the purposefully framed views of the mountains and stars that, all throughout the day or night, provide interest, perspective, and scale, âas Connor puts it.
Retired industrial designer and former paramedic, Nathalie and Greg Kupfer began work on their off-grid micro-cabin in Canmore, Alta., After receiving ranch land and a decrepit hangar from two neighbors. After the booth’s fortuitous debut, the Kupfers designed a layout for their cozy 97-square-foot solar-powered micro-booth built from recycled and reused equipment, at a total net cost of just $ 50. Finding a new purpose in scrapped steel, the Kupfers cast the coating of the steel micro-cabins for a durable all-season finish. Receiving a seemingly dilapidated garden shed from a neighbor, Nathalie and Greg marked insulating materials and glazed windows to keep the house warm during the colder months and to provide stunning views inside the shaped ceiling. 14 foot dome from the cabin.
Bursting with artisanal products and works of art from local artisans and artists, The Nook was designed to bring the handcrafted touch of the old world to the modern era. Described as a ‘collection of stories’, BellÃªme designed The Nook to link her personal story to the surrounding forest and the architecture of the cabin. The tiny cabin is built from a collection of locally felled trees that BellÃªme memorized during a five-year stay in the Appalachian woods, during which he learned primitive building skills like creating a hand-split log path that leads to the main entrance to The Nook.
Spread evenly between two floors, Pisqal comprises around 70 square meters, forming a cubic frame that serves as the backdrop to the cabin’s A-style eaves. The designers at Pisqal chose a cubic frame to border the cabin’s A-style eaves to create more interior space. Inside the cabin, the designers at Shomali gave the house an open plan layout, with the living spaces being contained on the first floor and the master bedroom taking up the entire top floor. With such an open-air layout, original design elements were incorporated such as a ladder which replaced a traditional staircase, bringing residents from the ground floor of the cabin to its mezzanine bedroom.
Located next to the river, the Cocoon Villas as currently envisioned offer panoramic views of the surrounding environment through a glass facade crisscrossed with diamond-shaped bamboo joists. The diamond bamboo frame supports and protects the structure of each villa with natural waterproof and insect repellent properties, similar to Kevlar. Each villa has two floors, the ground floor is reserved for social gatherings while the upper floors are reserved for sleeping and panoramic views. In addition to its protective measures, bamboo joists play with natural sunlight to form unique shadows throughout the home during the day.
Cabana has been designed to suit any space and location while ensuring that it has a minimum impact on the environment which has guided every detail such as the choice of materials or the assembly process. The black, square unit with contrasting warm wood interiors is the perfect place to read my whole stack of unread books for days! It provides a comfortable refuge from the chaos of our busy lives. Reducing the impact of construction on the environment being a priority, the team chose steel, cement slabs and reforested wood for the structure as well as waterproofing materials. This minimized material waste through leftovers, water consumption, and carbon emissions, which increased Cabana’s overall energy efficiency from design to construction and ultimately use.
Recognized by the German Design Awards, Klimakabine is the world’s first air-conditioned micro-cabin built from OSB and stone pine with a silt and foam filter for comfortable vibrations and fresh air. Paneled in OSB, Klimakabine features a single wooden bench and is constructed from stone pine, a type of anti-bacterial wood. Klimakabine’s construction resembles a seated pod from the outside and maintains a sloping structure that encourages users to sit up and recline. Leaning in tandem with the glass door opening, a potting soil and moss filter helps purify the air inside Klimakabine and regulates the climate to ensure a comfortable sitting period. Enhancing the calming nature of Klimakabine, Declara glazed the front door to give it a translucent look that also provides some privacy to whoever sits inside.