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10 countryside cabins with interiors that reflect their remote locations

From a woodland hut clad in recycled timber to a snowy cabin with light-toned interiors, we've sought out tiny retreats that emulate their natural surroundings for this week's roundup of popular images from Pinterest.

Half-Tree House, US, by JacobsChang

To prevent this single-room cabin from feeling confined, Manhattan studio JacobsChang specified three floor-to-ceiling pivoting windows that offer extensive views of the surrounding forest.

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The Treehouse, China, by Wee Studio

Wee Studio lined the walls and roof of this angular hut with recycled timber planks, so it could blend in with its leafy location at the foot of Mount Wuling in Beijing.

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Lofthuset, Sweden, by Hanna Michelson

An L-shaped plank forms window nooks for admiring Sweden's Åsberget mountains from this minimalist pinewood cabin by Hanna Michelson, which was built on a former ski slope.

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Olson Cabin, US, by Jim Olson

Jim Olson has made additions to a cabin he built in rural Washington when he was 18. By covering the walls with recycled plywood and using large expanses of glass, he aimed to let the structure "recede into the woods".

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Culardoch Shieling, Scotland, by Moxon Architects

Moxon Architects eschewed the trend for glass when designing this modernist-inspired hut in the Scottish Highlands. The studio instead opted for Ronchamp-style rectangular windows that protect residents from the landscape's harsh conditions.

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The 7th Room, Sweden, by Snøhetta

Set among tall pine trees in Swedish Lapland, this Snøhetta-designed guestroom for the Treehotel features birch plywood walls and light-toned furniture, referencing Nordic design and the cabin's snowy location.

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Enough House, Canada, by Brian MacKay-Lyons

Bespoke joinery, leather furniture and an animal-skin rug create a rusted aesthetic that matches the exterior of this weathering-steel cabin built by Brian MacKay-Lyons for his Nova Scotia farmstead.

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Geilo Cabin, Norway, by Lund Hagem

Lund Hagem created a cosy, split-level interior for this holiday home on a Norwegian ski resort, which becomes almost entirely covered in snow during the winter.

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RF C9, Chile, by Gonzalo Iturriaga

This irregularly-shaped dwelling by Gonzalo Iturriaga mirrors the rocky forms of the surrounding mountains in Chile's Valparaíso Region, and uses their rising current to ventilate its interior. It has a simple layout that is designed to provide rest for a local mountaineer.

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Tom's Hut, Austria, by Raumhochrosen

Austrian studio Raumhochrosen nestled this compact timber hut into a sloping, tree-covered plot in Wienerwald woodland, featuring a minimal, back-to-basics interior and a simple metal chimney.

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