Scott Newkirk’s New York Cabin in the Woods

Scott Newkirk is a fashion stylist and interior designer based in New York, and as you can imagine he has a pretty busy schedule during the week. However, when spring arrives he spends every weekend he can in his small, off-grid cabin located in Yulan, NY.

The rustic cabin is only 300 square feet […]

Quebrada House is a Lofted Retreat Hidden in a Forrest

Designed by Unarquitecture, this lofted retreat can be found in a forest in Central Chile. Dubbed Quebrada House, the structure is elevated on stilts as it’s located along the path of a creek, and at just 40 square meters (430 square feet) it’s a rather cosy getaway.

Quebrada House features views of the surrounding forest […]

A Restored Old Luggage Van Makes For A Cosy Retreat

An array of unusual and alternative retreats have been popping up over the last few years, with the vacation sector catering for those seeking a change from overcrowded resorts and hotels. One such company is Rail Holiday UK.

Set in St. Germans, Cornwall, Rail Holiday UK offers visitors the opportunity to stay in […]

LEAPfactory’s Prefab Retreat Cantilevers Over The Alps

This amazing survival retreat is set amongst the snow-capped peaks of the Alps. Called “New Refuge Gervasutti”, the “sky high” retreat has been designed by the Italian firm LEAPfactory, a company that specializes in the construction of the modular buildings for extreme environments.

The modular design allowed LEAPfactory to prefabricate sections of the structure, […]

The Window House – Tiny Retreat With Ocean Front Views

Set on a narrow plot between the ocean and the street, this oddly-shaped building is a weekend retreat for a lucky couple in Kanagawa, Japan. Called the Window House, the elevated retreat was designed by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects who were tasked with creating a space that would allow the clients to relax while also […]

Salt Creek Rural Retreat by ARKit

Salt Creek Rural Retreat is a one bedroom, one bathroom getaway built in 2007, and designed by ARKit. Measuring just 570 square feet (including the large exterior deck), the structure was prefabricated offsite and then transported in several sections to the plot where it was re-constructed as a single living unit.

The retreat is a […]