Alright ATS. I've scouted out some very cool, humble, modern, rustic, unique, terrifying, and awesome 'cabins' (with quotations because some of them
arguably aren't cabins at all) for you to choose from.
So, we'll play a little game. There are 26 cabins to choose from, located all over the world. You get to choose your top 2, in order from most wanted
to second most wanted, and a 3rd cabin that you would never... ever... NOT IN YOUR LIFETIME... choose
Let us know what made you choose the cabins you did, and if you have any pictures of your own, actual cabin, let us see what you've got!
When making your choices, don't value money as a reason. Assume you've inherited these cabins and also an airline to fly you there and back whenever
you want. These are "weekend" or "week long" vacation cabins, which would you choose?
I'd definitely go with both the Sweden’s Isolated State Secret
island cabin for the privacy, and the Next Level Tiny House
freedom and sustainability! But no lighthouse!
Ultimate Ski Hut
This awesome lodge is in low population (as in 160 people) Ophir, Colorado. You'll need to hike 3 and a half miles to get to it. Sitting at a 'low'
12,000 foot altitude.
Portable, Tiny Cabin
(Anywhere you want)
A roomy 160 square foot of portable awesomeness. Bring this tiny cabin anywhere you want! It's customized, but they come ready for summer or winter
use, with recycled insulation that gives R values of R22 in the walls, R30 in the floor, and R40 in the ceiling. It has baseboard heat, solar, and
Don't let the sight of it fool you, this was built in a classical sense. A nice humble cabin in the woods of North Carolina
A-Frame California Comfort
Sitting in a California redwood forest, this simply cabin is only 10 minutes away from the coast, the Russian River is a also a stone’s throw, and
the redwoods are right outside!
56 year modern cabin project, completed
This originally was a small cabin, but grew and grew over top of the old structure, refurbishing it and expanding it as the family too expanded
Stealthy Norwegian Mountain Lodge
A beautiful Norwegian lodge built to mimic the surrounding landscape.
A Patagonia getaway
(Lagos Todos Los Santos, Chile)
A hillside, stilted, volcano, lake view modern Patagonia getaway
Sweden’s Isolated State Secret
(Somewhere in Sweden)
The photographer Felix Odell won’t say exactly where it is, and a story he shot for Monocle magazine doesn’t identify it, either. But that’s
exactly how it should be, because this Scandinavian shelter can stand in for all summer retreats, symbolizing refuge and serving to fuel dreams of
escape without being grounded in any one place.
A Cardinal in the Swedish Woods
The treehouse’s name – get this – is “The Blue Cone.” Huh? Anyway, the 236-square-foot cabin wouldn’t project so much confidence it it
weren’t for complete and utter commitment it makes to the color red. Not a speck of exterior wood isn’t knee-deep in the scarlet side of the color
Next Level Tiny House
(Anywhere you want)
Every square-inch of the 100-square-foot Ecocapsule, created by Nice Architects is designed for energy efficiency and comfort – assuming it’s just
you and one friend, that is. Somehow, in each of these futuristic, egg-shaped pods, the designers have managed to fit in a kitchenette with running
water, a toilet, a hot shower, a bed, and storage. Yes, the heavens did indeed just let loose with a little song: There is room for gear.
Acrylic Portaledge Camp 400 Meters Up
(Anywhere you want)
Four hundred meters above the fertile floor are a few decidedly non-Incan artifacts that look like they came more from the mind of James Bond’s Q
than an ancient civilization. They are essentially clear, bubble portaledges called Skylodge Adventure Suites, and for $300-plus per night, you can
sleep in your very own. That price includes transportation from Cusco, snacks, a gourmet dinner on the mountaintop, and a night’s stay.
Urnatur Eco Lodge, Ödeshög, Sweden
They call Urnatur, in Ödeshög, Sweden, a “wood hermitage” or an eco lodge. It sounds like more of an artist compound or ecological think tank.
It looks like it was the inspiration for Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. In other words, Urnatur comes across as the ultimate in relaxation, personal
expression, and off the grid living – with a magical fairy twist, no less.
The Last Hurrah Cabin
The Last Hurrah Cabin, southwest of Moab, Utah, does a chameleon-worthy job of blending in to the red rock country hillside, and delivers a desert
getaway that is resource-wise and off the grid.
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