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Photos of the World’s Most Interesting Cabins, Shacks and Hideaways

The classy way to go into hiding.

Designed by architect Peter Bahouth.
Designed by architect Peter Bahouth. Lindsay Appel/The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, access to a remote, cozy cabin becomes an appealing prospect—especially when the cabins are the architectural wonders that are found in the new book The Hinterland: Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-outs.

The book explores the wondrous forms that the humble cabin can take. In the Southern United States, for example, there is a three-bedroom cabin built into the trees. Connected by rope bridges adorned with fairy lights, this cabin is part-tree house, part magical hideaway.

From the Italian mountains to a Danish archipelago, the locations of the cabins are almost as appealing as the architecture itself. Among the more unique in the book is an observation hut perched above the wilderness of Latvia, and a wooden cabin nearly camouflaged from view under snow-covered trees in Hungary. 

Here is a collection of the most remarkable of the tiny houses:

Mind, Body and Spirit by Atelier D’Architecture Aurélie Barbey. (Photo: Matthieu Salvaing/ The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016)

The interior of a cabin in Nova Scotia, designed by Mackay Lyons Sweetapple Architects. (Photo: James Brittain/ The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016)

A lakeside sauna, by Partisans architects. (Photo: Jonathan Friedman/ The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016)

The Baumhotel Robins Nest, designed by Peter Becker. (Photo: Ana Santl/ The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016) 

 A cabin in the Italian mountains, designed by EV + A Lab. (Photo: Marcello Mariana/ The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016) 

 Inside the cabin. (Photo: Marcello Mariana/ The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016) 

An elevated cabin observatory in Latvia, designed by RTU International Summer School. (Photo: Kaspars Kursiss/ The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016)   

A cabin in Hungary, by T2.A Architects. (Photo: Zsolt Batar/ The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016)   

A hideaway on a Danish island, designed by Lumo Arkitekter. (Photo: Jesper Balleby/ The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016)   

The cover of The Hinterland: Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-outs. (Photo: Courtesy Gestalten 2016