15 Unbelievable Cabins From Around the World
What started as a simple online project by Zach Klein — a true cabin aficionado — has grown into not only a successful website, but a celebrated new book as well. Cabin Porn (Little Brown and Company, $36) was written to showcase the beauty and serenity of escaping into the great outdoors. Flip through the pages of this woodsy read and you’ll find more than 200 breathtaking photographs of everything from tree houses with bicycle elevators to secluded yurts that beckon you to break away from the grid. See some of the coolest cabins around the world complete with unbelievable backdrops that will have you thinking, “Surely that must be a green screen?”
A cabin nestled in the mountains of Grotli, Norway, with charming weathered red detailing.
This rustic orange cabin is located right by the water in Kulusuk, East Greenland.
The ‘Hemlock’ cabin sits amongst Rossland, British Columbia’s natural beauty.
A quick glance and you might just miss this tiny German cabin near the Austrian border.
This 200-year-old cabin in Linescio, Switzerland, is made of stacked stone.
In 2011, architecture firm Bunchner Bründler Architekten kept the exterior of this stacked stone cabin (pictured in previous image) in tact while totally reconstructing the interior with poured concrete.
A 135-degree angle joins the two sections of this revived bungalow in Wonder Valley, California. Hundreds of little homes like this were built in this area of the Mojave Desert in the 1950s.
In the dense forest of Keene, New York (in the Adirondack Mountains), one family went off-the-grid by building a pair of yurts. Pictured is their first yurt, which was hand-built using pine boards.
This prefabricated cabin in Tintaldra, Australia, is equipped with solar panels and septic and rainwater tanks.
Three Fingers Mountain Lookout is an unbelievable vantage point for taking in views of Washington’s Boulder River Wilderness area.
A boathouse sits peacefully on the Obersee in Bavaria, Germany.
Spookiness and magic can be felt in equal parts at this riverside cabin in the Bosnian village of Zelenkovac. It was converted from a water mill by a Serbian painter.
This holiday house in Ten Boer, Netherlands, has cheery yellow trim to welcome guests.
In Deer Isle, Maine, one couple who met while backpacking through the U.S. built a hostel on 17-acres of wooded area. During the summer months they cook communal dinners every night for guests from their bounty of fresh produce harvested from the garden. They even use seaweed from the local seashore to fertilize the soil!
Adrenaline-junkie engineers built this tree house 30 feet up in the air in Sandpoint, Idaho. They use a pedal-powered bicycle elevator built with an old black water tank and pulley system when they don’t feel like climbing the ladder.