A treehouse dwelling in Texas

Eight escapist cabins from across the US

A cabin built in a tree above a Texan creek and a Washington writer's retreat feature in this roundup of eight cabins from across the US.


Hannah designed this small dwelling in the US

Ashen Cabin, New York, by Hannah

US architecture studio Hannah 3D-printed a set of concrete stilts to elevate a cabin in Upstate New York. Called Ashen Cabin, the off-grid house has chunky concrete legs and a protruding chimney.

The cabin's wooden cladding is made from ash wood that was felled due to a beetle infestation.

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Olson Kundig designed a writers' retreat in the US

False Bay Writer's Cabin, Washington, by Olson Kundig 

Olson Kundig designed False Bay Writer's Cabin on San Juan Island, Washington. It has glass walls surrounded by wooden decking that turn into drawbridge-style shutters.

The Seattle-based firm built the cabin as a writer's retreat that can be easily secured when it is not being used. It features an interior fireplace that can rotate 180 degrees.

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Folly is a pair of dwellings in California in the US

Folly, California, by Cohesion Studio

A pair of gabled structures built from weathering steel make up Folly, a small glamping site in California's Joshua Tree National Park.

Los Angeles office Cohesion Studio designed the project as an off-grid holiday retreat informed by the barren sun-drenched terrain on which the cabins sit.

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Marc Thorpe designed an off-grid house in Upstate New York

Edifice, Upstate New York, by Marc Thorpe

Edifice is a stained black cedar box by Manhattan-based designer Marc Thorpe tucked away in a small town in the Catskill Mountains.

The cabin operates off-grid with a composting toilet, rainwater collection system and solar panels.

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A treehouse-style retreat in Texas, US

Yoki Treehouse, Texas, by Will Beilharz

A suspension bridge connects this rentable cabin to its separate bathhouse above a creek in central Texas.

Designer Will Beilharz named Yoki Treehouse after the Hopi Native American word for rain, yoki. The pine and birch plywood cabin is dedicated to the rain that feeds the area's springs and aquifers.

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This cosy getaway is positioned at the edge of a cliff

The Hut, Ohio, by Midland Architecture

Elevated above a dirt slope on concrete pillars, The Hut is located on a cattle farm in the Ohio Valley.

American studio Midland Architecture clad this cabin at the edge of a cliff with pale cedar shingles that will turn greyer over time.

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A US wood-lined house in Washington State

Agate Pass Cabin, Washington State, by Olson Kundig

Olson Kundig principal Alan Maskin renovated and extended a 1938 beach cabin to create his own wood-lined retreat in Washington State.

The original parts of Agate Pass Cabin were built from planks of Douglas fir tree, which Maskin contrasted with different timber such as Glulam plywood for the renovation.

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Jess Cooney Interiors designed this American project by a lake

Geodesic dome cabin, Massachusetts, by Jess Cooney Interiors

Local firm Jess Cooney Interiors transformed this 1980s domed cabin in Massachusetts into a bright space with large windows.

Positioned on a lakefront in the town of Becket, the cabin's dark wood interiors were stripped away by the interior design office and replaced with white drywall and walnut flooring.

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