Cabins these days buck the trend of just being homely structures used for protection against the elements. In recent years, cabins have been given the same dues that traditional houses get during the design process, and they’re pretty incredible. Take a look at 10 of our favorite modern cabin designs.
Balance Associates, Architects designed the Glen Lake cabin high on a hilltop nestled above a lake in Michigan. The owners were looking for a sustainable retreat that offered modern digs and reflected the simple comforts of the area.
The NOA Garden House, by Jaanus Orgusaar, is a 6-sided cabin built in Ida-Viru County, Estonia as an adaptable and sustainable residence for a multitude of environments. The nature of the design allows for additional modules to be added for extra space.
With a wing-like roofline, this cabin, by Agathom Co., located on an exposed archipelago in Canada’s Georgian Bay, is set far away from the nearest road and had to be designed to withstand the brutal winds.
Remember when we covered this tiny cabin in Finland built for under $10,500 in materials? It’s still mind-blowing how spacious 128 square feet can feel!
From Johnston Architects, the Orcas Island Cabin is situated on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands and comes with a massive deck overhang that adds extra square footage onto the cabin to enjoy the warmer months, while also protecting it from the sun.
Another atypical, modern cabin but this one’s location is in Jamaica, Vermont, isolated within the Green Mountain National Forest and designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture. The prefab acts as an off-the-grid retreat for a Brooklyn couple with three grown children.