A Medieval Retreat by Aires Mateus – Cabanas no Rio

Called Cabanas no Rio (Cabins on the River) and designed by the Portuguese architect, Aires Mateus, this small retreat takes inspiration from medieval wharfs. The combined foot print of the two cabins is just 26 square meters (280 square feet), with one of them containing a bedroom and bathroom, and the other serves as […]

The Shack at Hinkle Farm by Broadhurst Architects

Hinkle Farm can be found on the suburbs of Washington D.C. and the Shack is the latest addition to a large and historic property. The small retreat is a rustic but comfortable getaway for a family that’s set on the southern slope of the South Fork Mountain in West Virginia.

The Shack is set […]

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, […]