Cabins have been a relaxing and go-to getaway option for everyone for ages. They are the ultimate haven in the middle of nature, if you just want to get away from your hectic city life and relax. If you want a simple, minimal vacation that allows you to truly connect with nature, without any of the materialistic luxuries that most of us have grown accustomed to, then a cabin retreat is the answer for you! And, we have organized beautiful super comfortable cabins that will be the perfect travel destination for you. From an intriguing tiny pentagonal cabin to an elevated prefab cabin with a buffer zone to help protect it from the harsh climate – these mesmerizing and surreal cabins are the ultimate retreat you’ve been looking for!
1. The Chalet du Grand-Pic
Measuring 1464 square feet, Chalet Grand-Pic is certainly grand, but still modest amidst the surrounding birch trees. Taking note of the flora and saplings of the wooded area, the architects of Appareil let the trees and the forest guide their design process. Inspired by the slender birch trees around Chalet Grand-Pic, the architects at Appareil clad the chalet in corrugated steel to complement the organic vertical lines found throughout the forest. Dressed in lush black facades, when dusk comes, the Chalet du Grand-Pic disappears into the darkness like a horseman in the night.
2. Cabin A24
DDAA (Dev Desai Architects and Associates), a subsidiary of a company specializing in villas and residential interiors, has designed its own line of unique cabins to catch our eye. The RCA – 03, or Cabin A24 is a tiny prefabricated cabin that maintains a unique pentagonal shape and is fully furnished with a bathroom, kitchenette and living area. In designing the A24 cabin, the team behind DDAA hoped to achieve a distinct architectural identity without compromising the tiny house’s efficiency, amenities or spatial functionality. Comfortable and small by design, the A24 cabin forms two halves.
3. Bivouac Fanton
Architecture firm Demogo built this little zinc hiker’s cabin, perched on the edge of a cliff on the edge of the Marmarole mountain in the Dolomites. Bivouac Fanton was created as a free emergency refuge for hikers. It has been equipped with bunk beds to accommodate up to 12 people. The 30 square meter hut was built to provide shelter and protection for hikers, as well as to celebrate the wilderness environment.
4. Cara R
Cara R is perched in the Andes mountains in southern Chile, offering views of vast parks and nature reserves. It is the ideal destination to immerse yourself in nature but the region is also known for its extreme weather conditions and this is exactly what the design of Cara R aims to guard against – nothing can stand in the way of a cozy night in your cabin in the woods! On the first floor there is a woodshed and a will chiflonerate.“This zone between interiors and exteriors is commonly found in Chilean or Patagonian homes because it helps regulate the extreme temperature changes that occur in this region. It has a steel frame because steel is both water and fire resistant!
5. System 00
The 00 system is described as Backcountry’s “essential A-frame shelter”. Stocked with only the essentials, the 00 system measures 10’x10′ and was designed to accommodate living spaces such as a single bedroom with room for a bunk bed, a meditation studio for yoga or a space open to work on art. The smallest backcountry cabin, the System 00 was designed to be self-assembled by a team of four to five builders in a week. Requiring no heavy machinery, System 00 is the only cabin in the Backcountry catalog that does not require a building permit.
Iniö is a prefab log house from Pluspuu designed for a Swiss-based Finnish couple who want to vacation in their hometown of Heinola. Pluspuu currently maintains a catalog of twelve prefabricated log homes. Of the twelve, the couple settled on Iniö for its rustic personality which is intertwined with distinct modern touches like large picture windows and a light, unstained wood interior. Iniö is a two-level, three-bedroom log home set behind high eaves that create plenty of overhang for the house’s wraparound patio.
This cabin in the woods is an otherworldly geometric structure, all black, built to provide a cozy refuge even during the 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 she could keep 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 of cross-laminated timber (CLT), a sustainable alternative to other building materials. The three-storey house is built entirely from 272 locally sourced pre-fabricated cross-laminated timber panels, a durable material that lends itself to digital design methods and follows the Finnish tradition of timber construction.
8. Chilean Ski Chalet
Iragüen Viñuela Arquitectos built a two-storey vacation cabin from the foundation of a previous building project in Chile. The picturesque Chilean ski hut can accommodate up to 12 people. “The platform had been built in a small clearing in the forest, without cutting any trees, just at the tip of the peninsula, which allowed it to be surrounded by the river, with spectacular views of the forest and on the hill,” explained the architects.
9. The little country house
Steeped in minimalist details and blessed with rustic charm, the Low Country Cottage is inspired by the swamps of Savannah and Charleston. Born and raised on a farm in Alabama, Low Country architect Jeffrey Dungan understands southern comforts like his own backyard. Citing the bucolic details of the tiny house, Dungan asks Low Country: “What could be more southern than a porch with handmade brackets and details like carved rafter tails in the front roof for good measure?”
10. Hut of Hope
The Moazzen Hope Cabin merges indoor and outdoor living with its main A-frame cantilever structure that opens to a veranda overlooking the nearby lake. Shaped like a zig-zag, the three A-frames that give rise to the Cabin of Hope are connected to the base of the cabin’s wooden deck and the interwoven exterior walkway. To achieve an air of contemporary design, Moazzen mixed traditional aspects of the cabins like wooden foundations and exposed beams with more modern edges like LED window frames and optical white finishes that cool the smokier accents of wood. . Dark wood beams line the sloping walls inside each A-frame cabin, further emphasizing Moazzen’s commitment to linking classic cottage elements with hints of contemporary escapism.