The adorable Acorn tiny cabin is made of wood salvaged from an old mansion

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An angular timber cabin is hidden inside an ancient mountain forest

Rising like a tree out of rich volcanic ash soil is the Cabin Shangri-la, the first structure in a series of mountain cabins in Las Trancas, Chile. Architect Nicolas del Rio of the Chilean architecture firm DRAA designed the geometric cabin that’s clad in timber inside and out and punctuated with large windows. Built of prefabricated structural insulation panels, the compact cabin boasts minimal site impact thanks to its elevated footprint, which also gives the dwelling a treehouse-like feel.

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Award-winning glass cabin is nestled inside an Australian rainforest

Lifted into the canopy of a lush rainforest, this pavilion-like guest retreat offers spectacular views while paying homage to Australia’s architectural heritage. Retired journalists and homeowners Colleen Ryan and Stephen Wyatt tapped architect Harley Graham and his Byron Bay-based design practice to realize the Hidden Studio, a breezy one-bedroom addition that complements property’s two existing buildings—the main home and writer’s cabin—both designed by the late “Sydney School” architect… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A tiny, rustic, off-grid cabin sits on vast 300 acres in Australia

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The exterior combines recycled brick, radial sawn timber, and galvanized roof sheeting. “Materials were selected to meet the clients’ brief that the house fit within the cognitive idea of an old shed,” explain the architects.

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A green-roofed ski cabin blends into the lush Canadian landscape

Wrapped in cedar planks dyed black and topped with a lush green roof, the Cottage in Sutton appears to meld into the landscape from afar. Montreal-based architecture firm Paul Bernier Architecte designed the 2,400-square-foot residence as a weekend retreat for a family of four avid skiers. Modern yet minimalist, the home prioritizes views of the outdoors, in particular the vistas towards Mount Sutton in the south.

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A sustainable tiny cabin powers this holographic lighthouse of the future

Lighthouses are beloved around the world for their architectural beauty and historical significance. But in recent times, the number of operational lighthouses has sharply declined due to the advancement of electronic navigation technology. In a bid to raise awareness of these romantic maritime towers and promote preservation, French designer Nicolas Abdelkader of Paris-based Studio NAB has proposed Hololightkeeper, an experimental and sustainable project that combines traditional maritime design… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Two design students build a charming, off-grid summer cabin in a remote Finnish forest

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Find your zen in this tiny cabin tucked into New Zealand’s idyllic landscape

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The pre-fab tiny Skyview Cabin is crafted from all-natural and low-impact materials

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This tiny cabin in Australia lets you go off-grid in style

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