Two gabled black cabins form summer retreat on an Estonian beach

Two gabled cabins with pitch-black exteriors form a holiday house on Matsi Beach in Estonia, built on the remains of a Soviet-era fishing village by architect Hanna Karits. The summer house sits on the seaside surrounded by old fishing sheds and the wooden skeletons of boats. The two gabled forms sit on axis with one […]

Self-sustaining cabins on tiny Finnish island are heated by a sauna stove

Finnish designers Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki have built a self-sufficient summer house on the five-acre island they own on the edge of Finland‘s Archipelago National Park. Called Project Ö, after the Swedish word for island, two cabins on the site house living spaces and bedrooms, as well as a workshop and sauna. In order […]

Sheet/RockLA renovates cluster of historic cabins in California mountain town

Birch plywood and linoleum are among the cost-effective materials used by design-build firm Sheet/RockLA to update a collection of rustic cabins on a forested site in the San Bernardino Mountains. The rentable cabins form the Colorado Lodge, which is located about two hours outside of Los Angeles in the small town of Big Bear. Encompassing […]

Bornstein Lyckefors builds pale green cabin on rural Swedish island

Architecture studio Bornstein Lyckefors chose an unusual shade of green for the exterior of Granholmen, a humble cabin on the Swedish island of Kallaxön. Although many of Sweden’s wooden cottages and barns are famously painted in a distinctive shade of red, there is no history of that colour being used on the islands of the […]

Geodesic dome cabin in New England gets major overhaul by Jess Cooney

Large triangular windows bring daylight into this dome house in western Massachusetts, which has received an extensive makeover by local firm Jess Cooney Interiors. Built in the 1980s, the cabin is located on a lakefront site in Becket, a town in the pastoral Berkshires region. The house takes the form of a geodesic dome – […]

Relax into the weekend with our restful interiors Pinterest board

Cosy corners, perfect for nestling into with your favourite book, feature on our Pinterest board which includes wood-lined cabin retreats, relaxing hotel interiors and aspirational apartments. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Open the Pinterest app on your phone, tap the camera icon and scan the below Pincode to explore Dezeen’s feed. Read more:

Aluminium-clad cabins perch on stilts over the Barents Sea in Norway

Stinessen Arkitektur has built three cabins and a sauna on an island in the remote Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Norway in the arctic circle. Called Manshausen 2.0, the project is an extension of the Manshausen Island Resort, an eco-retreat founded by Børge Ousland, the Norwegian polar explorer who was the first person to […]

The Way We Build creates chapel-like retreat in Dutch forest

Amsterdam architecture studio The Way We Build has built a mobile cabin with a timber domed interior at a campsite within the Robbenoordbos forest in the north of the Netherlands. The 15-square-metre cabin has been designed as a “meditational nature retreat” at the Het bos roept – which translates as The forest is calling – campsite […]

Running brand On creates zero-impact mountain hut in Swiss Alps

On has created a reflective mountain cabin almost 2,500 metres up in the Swiss Alps on the Piz Lunghin, to mark the launch of its latest collection including its first hiking shoe. The On Mountain Hut, which sleeps two, was created by the footwear brand to showcase the valley where co-founders, Olivier Bernhard, Caspar Coppetti […]

Sigurd Larsen completes treetop hotel cabin

Sigurd Larsen has wrapped a cabin around a living tree in a Danish forest to create the first room of a hotel designed for Løvtag. Perched eight metres above the floor of its forest site 0n the Danish peninsula of Als Odde, the cabin is the first of nine that Sigurd Larsen  is designing for Løvtag. The cabins will be […]

Goat House’s shutters are made from wood recycled from its construction

Yalin Architectural Design made shutters from the wooden planks used for the board-formed concrete frame of Goat House, a holiday house in a small farming village in Turkey. The Istanbul-based practice co-founded by Yalın Mimarlık devised a sloped concrete form for Goat House, so the taller end frames views over the lush Aegean landscape. Shutters […]

Snøhetta unveils pentagonal walker’s cabin overlooking Oslofjord

Fuglemyrhytta is a self-service cabin designed by Snøhetta for walkers trekking near Vettakollen, Norway, to take advantage of the views across the Oslofjord. Perched on a hill north of Oslo, which has views across the city to the fjord, the building is designed to be a holiday home for families or small school groups. Open year-round, […]

Valbæk Brørup Architects designs barrel-vaulted cabin in Danish forest

A barrel-vault topped with corrugated steel forms the dramatic pine living space within this summer cabin near the town of Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark. Designed by Copenhagen studio Valbæk Brørup Architects the cabin, called Vibo Tværveh and reminiscent of an agricultural structure, is 200 metres from the coast and surrounded by forest. “We wanted to create a house with a […]

Kappland Arkitekter perches Cabin Stokkøya on rugged landscape of Norwegian island

A wooden hillside cabin on the island of Stokkøya, Norway, by Kappland Arkitekter is spread over multiple levels expansive views out to the surrounding countryside. Cabin Stokkøya was designed to focus on two contrasting landscapes – out towards the sea to the west, and back at the dramatic green scenery to the east. Designed by […]

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