A bountiful harvest, changing leaves and cooler temps are all signs that fall is upon us, and it's the perfect time to snuggle up and get cozy. One of the best places to see the change of the season is in the woods, and we can't help but drool over all of the eco cabin porn we've featured here on Inhabitat. Join us on a desktop adventure by grabbing a cup of tea (or a mug of hot cider), and get pulled into some of our favorite cozy cabin retreats!
The Bromont Cabin in Quebec is built entirely from wood that is aging to blend in with its forested surroundings. Designed by Canadian firm Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement, this cozy home enjoys tons of natural daylight with the help of solar passive design.
Alex Porter designed and built this off-grid cabin for her father on an island in Maine. The tiny footprint, efficient design and systems all make for low energy use, which is then supplemented by a rooftop solar system. If you’re looking to get away from it all, this would definitely be the place. Too bad it’s private!
For those looking for a lakeside retreat, look no further than this cozy cabin on Flatehead Lake in Poulson, Montana. Designed by Austin-based Andersson Wise Architects, this minimalist mountain home is built with salvaged materials and makes for a rustic, yet serene escape.
Located in Snoqualimie, Washington, the modern Schell Wheeler cabin was designed by Johnston Architects for two mountain guides. The soaring cabin celebrates the mountains and nature, and also respects it through its low energy design, use of fallen trees found on site and generous daylighting.
The Holyoke Cabin near Duluth, Minnesota may seem a little rough from the outside, but the inside of this shipping container home is plenty cozy. Built by the two brothers behind Hive Modular and InterModalDesign, the low-cost cabin makes use of reclaimed materials and is a labor of love.
Looking for a minimalist experience in the dense woods of the upper Northwest? The Gulf Islands Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects is a modernist dream with just enough Thoreau to have you waxing poetic in no time. The one room cabin enjoys lots of natural daylight, large overhangs for rain projection and sliding steel shutters to protect the structure when no one is there.