By nathan

10 Cozy Cabins from Around the World

In search of a life in harmony with nature, many people around the world are turning to cabins away from the rat-race of the city. Some are rustic and antiquated; others incorporate new structural technology and cutting-edge architectural design. However, these highly-personalized retreats are united by a shared respect for the wilderness in which they are situated whether they are on a cliffside bluff or jutting into a freshwater lake.

Our recent release Hide and Seek is a compendium of the places people go for refuge from the urban sprawl. The book showcases cabins, hide-outs, and getaways from around the world. Browse 10 of our favorite escapes below.

WALDSETZKASTEN

The intricate wooden structure of this solid spruce cabin in Vorarlberg, Austria provides shelter for an association promoting education in outdoor settings. Designed by Bernd Riegger, Waldsetzkasten is lined with cubbies for the children to leave treats for the forest animals and showcase the souvenirs that they collect during their expeditions into the wild.

REFUGE

Affectionately known as Refuge, this wooden farmhouse in Flanders, Belgium provides a delicate link between the sleek interior and the classic Flemish countryside. During the winter, sliding doors offer refuge from the cold and harsh winds, and the wooden lattice opens the cabin up for a free-flowing breeze. Wim Goes Architectuur designed the building with a cantilevered wooden pier for summertime lakeside lazing.

Read more here:: Hide and Seek