This sustainable home in Chile is designed as an ‘unplugged’ retreat for a family of six

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“The most important thing is that the house is totally ‘unplugged,’” LLaumett says. “The electricity is provided by solar panels, and the water comes from a nearby river. It is stored in two elevated containers, delivering the flow to the services by gravity.” The scenery may be a dominant force, but from the perspective of the residents, it’s an enchanting backdrop.

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These charming timber cabins in South India are a retreat for nature lovers

If your dream getaway involves nature excursions in a tropical environment, prepare to fall in love with the Cardamom Club resort in Thekkady, India. Recently renovated by Bangalore-based Kumar La Noce, this boutique resort now features a series of elevated cabins built mainly of sustainably sourced Bangkirai hardwood. Combining contemporary design with traditional elements, the 430-square-foot cabins rest lightly on the landscape and blend in with the verdant surroundings.

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A cluster of wooden cabins create a serene weekend retreat in Norway

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The Truck Surf Hotel is a traveling retreat that hits the best surf spots in Europe and Africa

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Colorado meth lab transformed into a minimalist artist retreat with rammed earth walls

A former meth lab in North Boulder, Colorado has received a refreshing new lease on life as Swoon Art House, an artist retreat with a beautifully minimalist design. Denver-based tres birds workshop headed the makeover with a careful eye on environmental stewardship, which led to the use of “100% renewable resources” including rammed earth walls and geothermal wells.

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Minimalist Revugia retreat is nestled amidst Germany’s Black Forest

First images of the Revugia spa and wellness resort show a complex of beautiful cabins and treehouses nestled in the middle of a forest in Germany. Designed by architect and digital artist Matthias Arndt, founder of lichtecht, for German developer Tidevand Bau , the resort will be built using wood, natural stone and glass and have a minimal impact on its natural surroundings.

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Daylit retreat in Mexico fits perfectly into the surrounding walnut groves

A walnut garden and coffee plantations surround this retreat in Amacueca, México. CoA arquitectura and Departamento de Arquitectura designed Casa Amacueca using primarily stone and timber, creating a serene retreat that fits perfectly into the natural setting.

The layout of the house radiates from the central courtyard which allows more natural light to penetrate the interior. Slender timber columns frame a beautiful walkway that offers a visual connection between the living spaces and nature.

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Barrel-shaped wooden pod retreat in France inspired by real life ‘bird charmer’

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Antony Gibbons modern Trine treehouse is a tranquil nature retreat

Designer Antony Gibbon merges natural materials with modern design in his latest tree house design—the Trine house. Completed as part of his Roost treehouse series, this freestanding cluster of bulbous buildings forms a triangular formation elevated into the forest canopy. Slatted timber surrounds the living spaces to allow for light and views, creating an immersive experience in nature.

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Sheep farm deep in Iceland’s fjords transformed into luxury off-grid retreat

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