Tin Can Cabin – A Shipping Container Home in Wisconsin

This cosy container cabin was constructed by one ambitious man inspired by the recent boom in self-builders taking on the construction of their own homes. The cabin is located in northern Wisconsin and has been dubbed by the owner-builder, the Tin Can Cabin.

The Tin Can Cabin is composed of three shipping containers that […]

Small Cabin in the Swiss Alps is Cosy Family Retreat

Swiss architecture firm, Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes, undertook the restoration of this once dilapidated traditional cabin in 2012. With a footprint of just 16 square meters (172 square feet) it was a challenging project that aimed to make the best use of space so as to provide for a family.

Located in the Alps of Le […]

La Luge – A Stunning Winter Cabin Retreat in Quebec

La Luge is a winter retreat that can accommodate six people within its relatively small, but well designed and finished quarters. Hidden amongst the trees of a forest in Quebec, the winter cabin has been designed as a holiday home by YH2 Architects on the behalf of a family.

The interior of the cabin […]

A Small Wood-Clad Mountain Cabin by EM2 Architekten

Designed by EM2 Architekten, this small mountain cabin is set in the region San Vigilio di Marebbe in Italy. The cabin, named Jagdhaus Tamers, features a wall which can be “opened up” to reveal a large floor-to-ceiling window that almost spans the width of the building.

When the cabin isn’t in use, or when […]

Swiss Alpine Cabin Uses Sculpted Concrete to Mimic Wood

Unlike most cabins, this one is constructed almost entirely from concrete as opposed to wood. Located in the Swiss Alps near the city Chur, the cabin boasts an usual exterior façade that has been sculpted in such a way so as to mimic the appearance of wood from a distance.

The compact retreat has […]

Japanese-Style Home Built by Brian Schulz for $11,000

This beautifully crafted small house has been built by Kayak instructor Brian Schulz. Brian based the design and overall aesthetic of his house on Japanese architecture. Typically the fine woodwork of traditional Japanese buildings costs a pretty penny. This is due to the level of craftsmanship involved, but Brian has been able to replicate […]