Sometimes when you’re stuck in traffic or when you’re surrounded by kids yelling and loud people you probably just wish you could teleport yourself far away in the middle of the mountains where you could sit in a quiet cabin and just enjoy the silence and the view. So where exactly would you go if that were possible and what type of cabin would you prefer? These might look like silly questions but we actually put a lot of thought into offering you a list of alpine shelters that actually look irresistible.
Placed in Skuta, an area with extreme alpine climate, this shelter is the result of the collaboration between OFIS Architects, AKT II and Harvard GSD Students. It was completed in 2015 and it’s a really cozy cabin that somehow manages to be practical while also looking outstanding. The climate conditions in the mountains raised a few design challenges but the collaborators managed to come up with a design that can withstand everything nature throws at it. If you ever want to get away from everything, you can find this cabin in Slovenia.
OFIS Architects also designed this extraordinary cabin at the Slovenian-Italian border. The shelter cantilevers over the edge of the mountain and really puts your senses to a try. No worries though. This thing was designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and to deal with the topographic challenges of the site. The view from Mount Kanin is extraordinary and this is definitely the best place to enjoy it from.
This woodland cabin
If the extreme weather conditions at the top of mountains aren’t really your idea of a relaxing environment, then perhaps you’d enjoy more to spend some time in the middle of a forest and to listen to nature and get inspired. If that’s the case, you’d a place like this timber cabin designed by Raumhochrosen in Austria. It’s called Tom’s Hut and it’s a cozy retreat for his owner who’s a life coach and a songwriter.
The Clara cabin
The region of New Hampshire in the United States can be a really charming and relaxing one when you get to enjoy it from inside a splendid cabin such as Clara. It’s definitely small measuring only 160 square feet but it was designed to be multifunctional and really comfortable. Its wooden interior and black exterior are a stylish match. The cabin was designed in 2015 by Wyatt Komarin, Addison Godine and Rachel Moranis.
Norway is a very beautiful country known for its incredible views and minimalist cabins. One of them is cabin Vindheim which is located in Lillehammer. It was built here by Vandehaugen in 2016 and it occupies an area of 65 square meters. You can find it deep in the forest, surrounded by conifer trees and views of mountains. Since there’s a lot of snow here, the design was inspired by classic snowbound cabins which have only their roofs showing through the snow.
A Little House on the Ferry
In spite of what the name suggests, the Little House on the Ferry is actually a set of three micro cabins all connected by outdoor decks. They’re situated on an island off the coast of Maine called Vinalhaven and they were a project by GO Logic. Can you picture yourself here yet? Check out the interior. It’s modern, with fireplaces, comfortable seats and large windows and the décor is simple and chic.
Lieptgas is a region in Switzerland and it’s where Selina Walder and Georg Nickisch built a cozy cabin back in 2012. It occupies a site which once used to be occupied by a wooden shelter with an adjacent stable. The new design is modern but still rooted into nature and with a strong connection to the forest. Instead of wood, however, this time the walls are made of concrete.