7 Lustworthy Cabins

From the deck of the 10th Mountain Division Jackal Hut in Colorado 

Cabin musings…

A cabin puts you touch with nature in a way that’s close, yet comfortable. Homey, yet rugged. Distanced, yet familiar. Cabins satisfy a lust for simple, rustic life surrounded by the peace of nature. From a cliff-side view of a long stretch of shoreline to being nestled among hills and trees, cabin life inspires, rejuvenated and relaxes the soul. Time goes unnoticed. The senses awaken. Rocks, trees, leaves, plants, bugs: all are rediscovered with higher definition. Perspective shifts from a blur of daily hustle-and-bustle to a still-life painting of the surrounding environment. For as much as cabins bring the outdoors in, they also urge a life outside. Throw open the front door and step out into a world of adventure, there is nothing to get in the way of enjoying the world at your feet.

These seven cabins are about as dreamy at they come:

1. The Olympic Peninsula Cabin – Not much is known about this photo, but the image clearly embodies a simpler way of living. Alone in the wilderness.

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2.  Novotny Cabin – A window-rich ocean-front view:  perched atop a seaside cliff in the San Juan Island chain, this dreamy cabin begs for mornings full of rich coffee and a good book. Deep eaves protect the deck and nearly 360-deg. views, and a bridge to the entrance provides a sense of total seclusion.

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3. Treehouse Point – Just 30 minutes outside Seattle you’ll find this small community of tree-houses, each built with woodsy character befitting of life above ground. Six individual units can be rented for secluded getaways, weddings and other events..

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4. Judith Mountain Cabin – Modeled after an old fire lookout, this sentimental creation in the heart of Montana was built with re-purposed materials for authentic character. Follow the link for a stunning gallery of photos

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5. Mudgee Permanent Camp – At just 200 sq.ft. this sheep ranch cabin in western Australia is a brilliant, modern take on traditional vernacular. The copper siding completely encapsulates the cabin to protect it from bush fire, and a rain cistern provides fresh water.

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6. Colorado Ranch – As imposing as the first image seems, this cabin in Jackson County, Colo., was designed with modesty in mind. Large roofs protect the compact house and provide generous, protected outdoor living.

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7. Mt. Brown Hut – If remote is the idea, this hut on the west coast of New Zealand’s southern island takes the win. Built in 1962 at a lower elevation, Mt. Brown Hut was relocated and almost completely redone in 2010 to provide hikers a free place to stay while enjoying one of New Zealand’s many fantastic tracks.

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