These four cabins have become historic recording studios

Updated: September 26, 2017

It just so happens that some of the world’s greatest music has been recorded in cabins. These spaces offer calm and focus, and the cabin has a long connection with folk and country music. Johnny Cash recorded most of his later music in his own cabin studio, creating his working-class tunes in a home that he built himself. Likewise, Bon Iver’s haunting debut album For Emma, Forever Ago was written and recorded in a Wisconsin cabin, and the solitude and melancholy of that place comes through in his songs.

Above are a few cabin recording studios where musicians are still creating great music. These spots give them a place to hunker down and focus on their craft, recording albums that the rest of us can listen to at our own retreats, where the music feels oddly at home.