20 Exquisitely Charming Rustic Cabins


Do you have dreams of living off the grid in a little rustic cabin?  If so, you might find yourself browsing through cabin pictures more often than you’d like to admit (or maybe that’s just me).  

There’s just something undeniably appealing about getting back to basics,  residing in a cabin in the wilderness far from life as most of us know it.  For fellow cabin enthusiasts, here is a compilation of 20 gorgeous rustic cabins from around the world.

1. The watermill cabin

This amazing cabin sits aside a Bosnian river and used to be a watermill. The original mill owner’s son converted it into this gorgeous living space. via Cabin Porn
Watermill rustic cabin


2. Finland cabins with living roofs

Picture perfect cabins with living roofs grace the island of Seurasaari in Finland.  via Bernie Gourley
Cabins with living roofs in Finland


3. Scott Newkirk’s off grid cabin

Yulan, New York interior designer Scott Newkirk designed this 300 square foot cabin as a summer retreat. We like this off grid cabin so much, we devoted an entire article to it. Images via New York Magazine
Off grid cabin in New York

Rustic cabin interior

Rustic off grid cabin


4. Off grid Carolina cabin

We wrote about this off grid Carolina cabin a few months ago. Built from reclaimed materials, it’s a beautiful small weekend getaway.
Tiny cabin in Carolina


5. Treehouse cabins

La Cabane Perchee (“cabins perched”) is a French company that designs, builds, and installs gorgeous rustic treehouses like this for clients around the world. 

Treehouse cabin

Treehouse cabin


6. Barn-style cabin

For something a little more upscale, check out this amazing barn-style cabin built by RMT Architects.

Barn-style cabin

Rustic luxury cabin

Rustic cabin interior


7. Bristol cottage

This adorable little cottage sits in the Blaise woods in Bristol. The top picture shows how the cottage looks now with a green metal roof. Below is how it looked before. Images via crabchick on Flickr.

Rustic cottage in Bristol

Bristol cottage


8. Cabin with wraparound porch

This charming cabin has a beautiful covered porch to sit and enjoy the scenery. via The Owner Builder Network

Cabin with covered porch


9. Orcas Island cabin

This beautiful little cabin by David Vandervort Architects is nestled in the woods near the East Sound of Orcas Island in Washington. It is 400 square feet of energy-efficient luxury.

Tiny cabin

Rustic cabin in Washington  Tiny cabin in Washington


10. Vermont writer’s retreat

Currently a rental in Vermont, this cozy little cabin was originally a writer’s retreat.  via Airbnb

Tiny Vermont cabin


11. Czech A-frame cabin

Sometimes the simplest designs are the most appealing, like this A-frame cabin in the Czech Republic. via Cabin Porn

A-frame cabin


12. Off grid Washington cabin

This little cabin in Point Roberts, Washington is full of modern amenities in a beautiful, off grid setting. It is also available for rent on Airbnb if you want to get away from urban life for a while. 

Off grid modern cabin

Off grid modern cabin interior

Off grid tiny home


13. Colorado mill cabin

This amazing structure is an old mill near the ghost town of Crystal, Colorado. Image via Blue City Photography.  The mill, built in 1892, is shown below during is functioning days.

Old mill cabin
Old mill cabin


14. Washington abandoned cabin

Abandoned cabins like this one are a tourist attraction in Ashford, Washington.  via Ed Book

Old abandoned cabin


15. Cabin with a turquoise door

A splash of color with the turquoise door makes this rustic cabin even more charming than it already is.  via House of Turquoise

Cabin with turquoise door


16. Luxury Montana cabin

Designed by Miller Architects, this amazingly beautiful cabin was built in Montana for a couple from Los Angeles.

Cabin in Montana

Rustic cabin in Montana Cabin kitchen


17. Sheepherder’s wagon

An old sheepherder’s wagon is converted to a tiny cabin getaway.  via Tagnrocky

Sheepherder's cabin


18. 1800s Georgia cabin

This 1800’s cabin is one of four that sits on a property in Georgia. They are furnished beautifully in their original style.  Images via Fern Creek Cottage

Cabin in Georgia

Inside a Georgia cabin Georgia cabin interior


19. Off grid Tahoe cabin

This 196 square foot cabin in Tahoe, California is completely off the grid and self-sustainable.  via Apartment Therapy

Off grid cabin in Tahoe


20. California off grid retreat

This unique off-grid tiny retreat cabin in Topanga, California has a huge for enjoying the outdoors.  via Mason St.Peter

California off grid cabin


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