Monday, March 27, 2017

Rustic Retreats

Rustic Retreats
Drive north of San Francisco a few hours and you enter a part of California that's unlike most of the rest of the state. The sandy beaches are replaced by rocky shores, and the vast desert plains by lush...
Chipped paint, faded finishes and dingy old glass didn't stop this couple from up-cycling an array of discarded windows and salvaged wood into unbelievable DIY home. The unique facade is the focus of a home that they build entirely out...
$4,000, 6 weeks, and a whole lot of love was all it took for long-time carpenter Dave Herrle to design and build this tiny forest cabin. It's a feat that is nothing short of astounding and one that invites...
Who needs doors, right? That's exactly what Nat Cheshire of Cheshire Architects said when he designed this pair of isolated structures off the coast of New Zealand. The cabins are completely open air and can be entered via a large square...
When you look at this house in the Swiss Alps chances are you don't envision a terribly cozy place to shack up. Perched at 5,000+ feet elevation, the ancient stone cabin was once used to house animals that roamed...
Set amid a thick forest in the Ukraine, these sleek guest houses were completed in just two months by YOD design lab. Each cabin was built with lightweight metal frames and no foundation, resulting in a scant 2,200 kilogram...
On a secluded plot of farm land on the Scottish Isle of Skye rests a charred little structure that architect Rural Design Architects have named the 'Black Shed." The pre-burnt wood siding creates a stark contrast between the shed, the rolling...
This artist studio in Hague, New York rests on a steep hill on the crest of Lake George, a mere 140 steps above the waters edge. The owners of the studio wished to create a modest space with which they...
Emerging from a snow covered mountainside in Trollheimen Meldal, Norway is 118 SF of one Norwegian families home away from home. This ski cabin may be small in stature, but it is big in function, nostolgia and old-world charm. The goal was...
A once rotting and abandoned shell of what was once a horse stable has been transformed into this stunning dream home. Designed by Abaton Architects, the home sits nestled between the rolling hills of Spain's Extremadura region and uses natural, raw exterior...