For most people, living off the grid is a fantasy. But for the lucky owners and guests of these isolated cabins, the dream has come true. Sure, they might not all be equipped with modern conveniences, but the seclusion is worth it—the air is cleaner, the sky is bluer, and the noise pollution? Nonexistent. At these escapes, you can hear your own thoughts, and there’s nothing around to interrupt you—except for maybe the birds.
Lake Braies, Dolomites, Italy
The water is so clear that when you wake up in the morning you won’t know which way is up.
The cabin might be small, but the views are never-ending.
With eagles and ospreys nesting in the nearby pine forest, this elevated cabin is ideal for getting a good view of nature.
Richland Center, Wisconsin
Found on 80 acres of rolling hills, this glass cabin is perfect for stargazing.
Amidst the spruce and birch trees of Kawartha Lakes sits a simple cabin designed to fit in with its natural surroundings—the architects used mirrors on the outside of the cabin to reflect the trees around it.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
At 8,303 feet above sea level, this A-frame cabin is the highest cabin you can climb to for some alone time. That being said, the stunning view of the Julian Alps is definitely worth sharing.
Richland Center, Wisconsin
This cabin is nestled in a quiet forest, with plenty of windows for guests to enjoy the lush greenery surrounding it.
Fogo Island, Newfoundland
This cabin is part of a series of artist retreats, designed and built to help restore culture to the island.
Dillsboro, North Carolina
This little mountain hideaway tucked in a cove is the perfect location for stringing up a hammock and relaxing between the trees.
Feral House, France
This “maisons sylvestres” is a work of art in the middle of the woods. Made of natural materials, this isolated eco hotel can be picked up and moved without disturbing the surrounding flora and fauna.
Spring Branch, Texas
Built in the middle of a 40-acre plot this tiny bunkie is completely secluded from civilization. It is made from repurposed fencing and the design was inspired by the Shinto shrines in Japan.
Black Butte, Oregon
Can you picture a more perfect place to build an off-grid cabin?
Eridge Park, United Kingdom
This cabin, aptly named EcoPERCH, is the perfect combination of rustic and lavish.
Built into the side of a hill, like a cube wedged into the ground, this unique cabin has amazing views of the German countryside.
This cabin perfectly embodies the meaning of solitude.
Kulusuk, East Greenland
At this tiny cabin, the icebergs are your only company.
This isolated cabin has solar panels and a rainwater tank to ensure minimal environmental impact.
Lucky Lake, Georgia
This secluded log cabin is located on a spring-fed lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Lake Cushman, Washington
This off-grid hideaway comes with a wood-burning fireplace and complete and utter silence.
Almost completely lost in the white wilderness, this cabin is a cozy respite from its frigid surroundings.