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. […]

A Woodland Writer’s Retreat in Brazil by Architectare

Set in Petrópolis, Brazil, this small rustic retreat has been designed as a writer’s getaway. Created by the Brazilian firm, Architectare, the building is immersed in the surrounding flora, providing a disconnect from the world beyond the woods.

The building is composed of just 334 square feet (about 31 square meters) and, according to […]

Brenner Bastu – A Small Retreat Set on the Baltic Sea

This small timber-clad structure is actually a sauna that’s been designed by the Stockholm based studio Murman Arkitekter. Called Brenner Bastu (Brenner Sauna), the retreat is set on the edge of a jetty in Saltsjöbaden, a resort found not far from Stockholm.

The unusual structure features two “wings” that are inspired by a nearby […]

The Welcome Shelter in Longbush Ecosanctuary by Sarosh Mulla

This series of small structures form part of an environmental educational space for Longbush Ecosanctuary in Gisborne, New Zealand. The project was undertaken by Sarosh Mulla Design, with the help of 88 volunteers who provided all the required materials to complete the build.

Dubbed the Welcome Shelter, the educational site has a total area of […]

A Tiny Contemporary Retreat in Utrecht by Zecc

The Dutch architecture firm Zecc teamed up with interior designer Roel van Norel to convert what was originally a tiny garden house into this contemporary retreat. Set in the countryside of Utrecht, the project has been dubbed “Holiday Outlying Utrecht”.

Over the course of two years, the existing structure was removed and replaced with […]

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    Miner’s Shelter – A Mirco Retreat in Arizona by David Frazee

Miner’s Shelter – A Mirco Retreat in Arizona by David Frazee

Originally a miner’s residence, this tiny structure has been transformed into a micro retreat by designer David Frazee. Set in the Arizona desert, and dubbed Miner’s Shelter, the structure dates back to the 1980’s when copper was being mined, and its new look takes inspiration from work of the American architect, Frank Llyod Wright.

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