One of the best parts about a cottage is the simplicity of the building. A good retreat shouldn’t place too many barriers between you and the peace of mind you seek. This new book, appropriately called Hide and Seek, collects some of the most beautiful, off-the-grid cabins on earth.
The authors describe the book as “a contemporary survey of contextual architecture and interior design that channels our shared desire for peace and quiet,” and this gallery is a collection of some of our favourites.
You can find more about the 256-page hardcover here.
Vega Cottage: Trondelag, Norway
Who says you have to rough it near the polar circle? This isolated cabin is in the perfect location for ocean and mountain appreciation.
The Pump House: Victoria, Australia
There's nothing permanent about this mobile cabin, which boasts large windows and a woodsy theme that encourages reflection and relaxation.
Portable House APH80: Madrid, Spain
A unique feature of this house is that its exterior panels can be adjusted based on how much light you want coming in.
Green Box: Lombardy, Italy
The Green Box is not only rustic and beautiful, it totally blends in with the landscape! You can find this remarkable structure in the Raethian Alps.
Garage: Pacific Northwest, USA
This converted garage lives on as a cabin with a heck of a view. Overlooking Puget Sound, it has so many glass panels, you're practically outside!
Finish Tower: Lucerne, Switzerland
Sometimes you need a higher vantage point, for example when judging the annual rowing regatta. This pine building is not just practical, however, it's also a treat to gaze upon.
Casa Maitencillo: Valparaiso, Chile
What looks like a bunker on the outside is surprising light and airy on the inside.
Bivacco Luca Vuerich: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Visitors must bring their courage when they visit this isolated A-frame hut found in the Julian Alps and built to honour mountaineer Luca Vuerich.