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    The Walden Raft – A Floating Retreat Inspired by Henry Thoreau

The Walden Raft – A Floating Retreat Inspired by Henry Thoreau

This floating retreat, called the Walden Raft, has been inspired by the life and work of American author Henry David Thoreau. The raft is the result of a collaborative between Elise Morin and Florent Albinet.

The raft is based on the remote cabin which Thoreau built and lived in for over two years in 1845 […]

A Contemporary Family Retreat by Christopher Simmonds

This contemporary family retreat can be found in the Val-des-Monts district of northern Ottawa. It’s been designed by local studio Christoper Simmonds Architect, who had to accommodate the family’s love of outdoor pursuits that include swimming, canoeing and kayaking.

The house sits atop a small hill and is clad in a mix of wood […]

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    Skylodge – A Unique Getaway with Prefab Pods Clinging to a Cliff Face

Skylodge – A Unique Getaway with Prefab Pods Clinging to a Cliff Face

These transparent capsules can be found clinging to a cliff face in Peru’s sacred valley of Cuzco. The three units are placed 400 feet (112 meters) above the valley floor, and to reach them ledgers have to either scale the cliff or following a hiking trail with ziplines.

The project has been suitably named […]

A Small Remote Hunting Lodge that Sleeps Up to 21 People

From certain angles, this remote hunting lodge is practically indiscernible from the surrounding landscape. Called Bjellandsbu and set in near Åkrafjordan in Norway, the small lodge features local stone cladding and a grass roof that allows it to blend in against the backdrop of the mountains.

Bjellandsbu has been designed by the architecture studio […]

YOD’s Small Guest Houses Are Set Among the Pines of Poltava

These small guest houses form part of a spa-complex called Relax Park Verholy. The retreat can be found among the pine forests of the Poltava region in the Ukraine. The guest houses themselves were designed by local architecture firm YOD design lab.

Each of the houses measures 344 square feet (32 square meters) in […]

A Small Contemplative Forest Retreat by Tomek Michalski

Polish designer Tomek Michalski has created this quiet forest cabin. The contemplative cabin is set within the depths of a forest in Poland, and is the designer’s first expedition into the world of architecture.

The cabin features a sharp polygonal form, which, according to Michalski, helps to reduce its impact on the surrounding woodland. […]