Sometimes when you think "cabin", you think "old and outdated", but these backmountain beauties are fit for a king and rusticly modern enough for even the greatest minimalist!
With November just days away, the fall season is about to kick into high gear. The leaves are changing and the temperatures are definitely starting to cool. Which makes this the perfect time of year to go camping for a long weekend or to cozy up by a fire for a long stay at a remote cabin. So let's start the morning on an inspired note with some cabin eye candy.
This retro, red kitchen gets a top to bottom rehab in today's before and after makeover transformation. I'm pretty sure you're going to want to see this.
Hans Liberg has a log cabin for a recording studio that's more loggy than most. But even for all its logginess, its unique construction makes if feel anything but traditional, in a log cabin sense. That's because it was put together by Hans's friend, furniture designer, Piet Hein Eek. If you're familiar with some of Piet's
If you liked last week's Scandinavian Modern kitchen makeover, you're in for a treat! As I mentioned yesterday, around this time of year I always get that rustic itch (which sounds like a virus, but I swear it's not). I seek out and take inspiration from cozy spaces - move over shiny minimalist houses, I want wood and textiles! So, what's the ultimate winter abode? A Scandinavian Modern Cabin. I'll take two!
You know those real estate ads that says 'Needs a lot of work'? This ramshackle cabin in Tee Harbor, Alaska included such a description in its ad--although it was probably an understatement. Unoccupied for six years, the home was abandoned by its previous owners who left behind bags of moldy clothes and furniture scattered in the yard. The home's basement walls were rotted and its porch had collapsed. But none of that
FabCab is short for Fabulous Cabin and it lives up to its name. The timber frame kit home debuted at the 2010 Seattle Home Show to onlookers' delight. The kit is shipped to the homeowner and then erected by a licensed contractor. Is it DIYable? Since the kit comes in pre-cut parts, possibly, if you have experience with construction of that sort.
Cabins should be small. And they could look like cabins...inside and out. Otherwise they really aren't 'cabins' are they? So now that I've gotten that decree out of the way, check out this little gem from Montana Mobile Cabins. It's a tidy little 14' x 20' and
Aaron and Jill Bork constructed their Alaskan log cabin by hand using trees felled from their 5-acre property. The couple, equipped with only a book for instruction, built the cabin over one summer and the interior over the next year.
Ever dream of a cabin on a lake? How about a cabin IN a lake?? Margy and Wayne Lutz's get-away in Powell Lake in British Columbia is just that. The 20' x 21' 2-story cabin sits atop a 40' x 40' float but has a couple of other floats tethered to it that house a woodshed and Margy's vegetable garden. Yes, the Lutz's pay property tax as well as a water lease. Both add up to about $1000 a year. There's no bathroom in the cabin, so the couple have...
I live in a state where every other person owns a cabin somewhere. Usually ‘Up North’, which refers to Minnesota’s lake country. Some are little one-room shacks; some look like homes you’d seen in any suburb across America. Some have running water, some don’t. None that I’ve seen, however, look like the Metro Cabin. What a pity.
This transportable, pre-fab structure can be assembled by 2 people in about 3 days. Yes, it’s a cabin of the one-room...