Almost everyone has indulged in the irresistible notion of carving out a romantic rural refuge in a typically rustic setting, beside a beach or meadow, in the mountains, or other pristine environments. This book brings together the infinite number of possibilities of beautiful and creative cabin designs set in idyllic locations where access to nature is unimpeded. There's a growing trend for living in a small getaway, but that needn't mean living in cramped, unimaginative spaces. Cabins: Hidden Places, Stylish Spaces showcases the challenges of how small floor plans and compact interiors can be overcome with inventive modern design solutions and the innovative use of technology. Once-basic structures are now evolving into fancy dwellings that offer off-grid living with low impact on the environment, all the while cocooning the occupants in differing levels of comfort, from rustic formats with basic necessities, to some which offer facilities for luxury living. From artist studios to alpine shelters, beachside shacks to rural retreats, this book is an endless source of inspiration for armchair architects and those seeking to create a peaceful sanctuary that fuses distilled ingenuity with eco-friendly style.
Filled with more than 35 inspiring, contemporary cabin designs
Each project provides sound construction details, design logic, and architectural expertise
A richly photographed design reference covering a wide range of cabins, cottages, shelters, shacks, artist studios, lodges, retreats and more
About the Author
Damon Hayes Couture is a designer and builder with Studio North based out of Calgary, Canada. The firm's work has been included in a growing number of local and international publications such as Canadian Architect, archdaily, and Dwell. Damon is passionate about architecture that is contemporary, while being respectful of history, and forward-looking to the challenges and opportunities of the future. Closer to home, Damon has designed cabins for clients in the Rocky Mountains and is currently designing an addition to his family's cabin for his parents to live in during their retirement.