Log cabins. What does the thought conjure up in your mind? Well, I want to take you on a journey – I want you to imagine, if you will, your ideal summers day.  A place where the warmth of the sun and the beauty of nature come together in perfect harmony. Where do you picture yourself? For me, I’m lying in a cosy log cabin in a remote forest with the sun lapping against my face, favourite book in hand whilst casually dozing in & out of consciousness.

Usually, when we think about log cabins, we think about the little wooden shack that’s on its last legs or the dated faux cabins of the 60s that are commonly found in british holiday camps. However, in this blog, you will have the opportunity to see some of the latest and most beautiful log cabins in the world.

1. Tom’s Hut, Austria

Austrian architecture studio Raumhochrosen designed this compact log cabin as a wilderness retreat for a life coach and songwriter. We absolutely love how it blends seamlessly into the hillside.

Tom’s Cabin, Austria – Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel 

2. Mount Wuling, Beijing

Designed by local micro-architecture specialists Wee Studio, these tiny wooden cabins have a total floor area of just 8 square metres. How do they actually fit everything into such a small space? Beats me…

Mount Wuling, Beijing – Sun Haiting and Roadside Alien Studio 

3. Rever & Drage, Norway

This cabin is perched on a hillside on Norway’s west coast and features modular rooms that extend outwards from the main structure to enhance the amazing views of the adjacent fjord. We love how the huge windows make best use of the fantastic view.

Rever & Drage, Norway  – Rever & Drage Architects 

4. A449, Scottish Borders

Edinburgh architects, A449, converted this Scottish cottage into a writer’s home with scorched larch cladding (I know, technically not a log cabin, but it is nice isn’t it?)

A449 Scotish Borders – Photography is by Matthew Johnson

5. Scott & Scott, Whistler

In our humble opinion, we’ve saved the best till last. The A-frame exterior of this mountainside log cabin in Whistler was designed by Canadian studio Scott & Scott to fit in with the neighbouring 1970s chalets.

Scott & Scott, Whistler – Scott and Scott Architects

These amazing log cabins transform my pipe dream into a reality. They are the sort of things only previously seen in fairytales. These inspiration cabins, are the ultimate way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to get back to nature and to get some fresh air in the lungs. No smartphones, no TV, no to-do list, ahhh bliss…

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