Friday Cabins #65: Many Cabins, Much Inspo
Cabins from here, there, and everywhere to get the creative gears turning
Its Friday! Thank the gawds. Another week is wrapped and we're here with another Friday Cabins installment. Each week we bring you cabin inspo and info from around the globe for a little coffee-break boost to get you to the weekend.
The weather is finally warming up in NYC, and that means everyone is slowly emerging from the depths of their apartments to reunite with long-lost friends over an afternoon at the park or iced coffee dates. And, with summer around the corner, the best is yet to come.
For some extra fun today, we're sharing a bunch of modern cabin projects from around the world we've come to love over the years. These impressive escapes come in all shapes and sizes, and when you gather them all together, it's pretty impressive to see what designer/client duos can bring to life. You can also read more about each cabin over on our sister publication, Field Mag—just give ‘em a click.
Dig in, enjoy, and get outside this weekend :)
🎨 10 Modern Cabins for Some Serious Design Inspo
From Norway to Ohio (yes, Ohio), these modern lakeside lodges, beach cottages, mountain chalets, and prefab tiny homes prove small is mighty. Designers and clients alike maximized every inch of these 800-square-feet-and-under footprints to create getaways as desirable as their nature-filled surroundings, with features like cedar soaking tubs, hand-crafted furniture, retractable roofs, and floor-to-ceiling windows just the beginning of their impressive amenities.
So whether you’re DIYing your own build, just wanna get lost in a daydream, OR itching to visit one of these projects yourself, the below list is excellent for a mid-morning scroll.
On the banks of California's South Lake Tahoe, this cabin is an impressive feat of architectural design and engineering. The angled plan weaves through surrounding trees, while the interior is just as maze-like. Probably one of the more impressive listings we’ve seen on AirBnb, it goes for $771/night.
The Holly Water cabin displays a gorgeous use of cedar wood, and although it's inspired by the vernacular architecture of the surrounding English countryside, it’s got a distinctly Japanese vibe to it. If the intricate woodwork wasn’t enough, a soaking tub sits underneath a generous overhang. See it, to the left there? Oh, and this one you can rent too.
At first, we gotta admit, Arcana looked like bad news. Most mirrored cladding has proven dangerous to birds, ‘cause the little guys literally don’t see it coming. But according to the Toronto-based hospitality company, their texture and patterned surfaces are wildlife-friendly, making this the one mirror cabin we can get behind.
In the cloud forest of Costa Rica, Casa Salvaje imbues wellness into architecture through the use of cosmic stones mixed in with concrete flooring, and an entrance “portal” dedicated to meditation (and sick views).
The Lucia Smart cabin is quintessentially modern, with an all glass exterior and a bright orange interior. While you’ll be in no need of light during the day, strips of lighting lines the metal structure for use at night.
Located on Canada's picturesque Vancouver Island, the Nami Project combines Japanese, Scandinavian, and Pacific Northwest aesthetics throughout a boutique hotel and four stand-alone cabins.
Ohio has an impressive number of well-designed woodland cabins, and this modern A-frame is no exception. In contrast to the dramatic, sort-of-industrial exterior, the interior is cheery and bright, with thoughtful mid-mod details throughout.
Built into a rocky Norweigan outcropping outside of Oslo, this project is a relative oldie but a bonafide goodie. There’s multiple’s floors tucked within a small frame, including a walkable roof. This project likes to pop up on IG moodboard pages from time to time, but—and pls excuse this weak horn toot—Field Mag originally covered this cabin way back in 2017(!). Long live Knapphullet.
Design-heads/architecture students might recognize the inspiration of this glass home as the famed Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. His wasn’t on a private island in Sweden like this one, though. 🤷
Last but not least, this cabin complex in Tasmania solves a major con of remote cabin living—sometimes it’s just lonely. Just steps away from each other, the cabins are individually owned by families in a group of friends.
happy friday! ttys