Thursday, August 29, 2019

Unique Cabin Rentals in Britain's North Cornwall Coast

This little gem is one of 4 rentals along Britain's North Cornwall Coast.  Located in an unused slate quarry, each unit overlooks beautifully landscaped scenery, some with water features.  These cabins are also called Kudhva, or wilderness cabins. 

They feature an outdoor seating area, a cushioned bench seat inside, large picture windows and a suspended sleeping loft.

They were designed in collaboration with their client Louise Middleton, and are intended to offer the public a chance at experiencing temporary small scale experimental architecture. They are the first phase of a larger design plan for the site, eventually showcasing many units for the public to enjoy.

Their site offers a shared reception building which has a canteen area, along with a bathroom including toilets and showers.  This was done in such a way to promote simple living, and encourage gathering.

They were built by a boat builder turned furniture maker Toby Sharp, along with a small team of master craftsmen.  They are made of insulated paged-pine panels, covered by an EDPM rubber membrane.

Each of these mini getaways give a unique perspective on the Cornish landscape, from their perfectly elevated position in the forest scenery.  So, if you are ever visiting the area of Cornwall Coast in North Britain, be sure to rent one of these little gems.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Beautiful Cabin Bathroom with Beams and Custom Rock Work *

This is a beautiful cabin bathroom with beams and custom rock work.  I like the different styles of rock work that was used, because it keeps it interesting.  And the beams add a lot of rustic charm too.  I like the skylight because it adds a lot of natural light to the space.  Bathrooms can always use more light.

Did you notice the different colors of rocks used in the shower space?  There are darker ones used on the lower half of the shower walls. And it's done in an organic way, to mimic shapes in nature. And the upper half is done in rectangular stone, which contrasts the natural stones in the rest of the space.

Another interesting thing is the use of large rounded river rocks in the dry stack half wall dividing the shower from the rest of the bathroom.  They add a bit of uniqueness to the otherwise normal wall.

This bench would be great in this space! It can be ordered online at

And here's some functional, yet beautiful woven baskets to store your toiletries and towels.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Building your own Log Cabin

Many people say that building your own log cabin can be challenging, even more so than a regular house.  From milling the logs to fitting them all together, it can be hard.  There are now companies that take the guess work and difficulty out of building a log cabin.  They put together log cabin kits and ship them to you.  They might be a bit generic, and some people think they're not worth the money, but if you are a no fuss kind of person, this may work for you.  And it may save you time, if that is a precious commodity to you. Some even offer custom log cabin kits. Some of the companies that I've come across are:

I have no affiliation with these companies, nor do I profit from your purchases.  I just wanted to share a bit of what I've found in my research.  There are many more on the market, but these are just a few.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Cabin Life, Polson, Montana

Little shout out to my peeps from Polson, MT.  This cabin is somewhere on the lake.  It was designed by Andersson Wise Architects. 

It probably gets too much snow to live there during the winter, but look at it in the summer!  What a beauty!  Someday we will have a place like this on the lake.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Two Story Cabin With Tower Feature

Isn't this an interesting house?  I'm not sure why someone would decide to put this type of tower feature onto the side of their house, but I kinda dig it.  It resembles a grain tower, especially since it doesn't have any windows, except at the very top.  I do like it when it's all said and done, but I don't think I would've ever said to put a grain tower on the side of my home.  I guess it's thinking outside the box and it is original. Gotta give them that.

It  looks like it has a staircase going up to the second story on the back of the house, as if it's a separate entrance.  I love the large picture windows on that upper floor, but I'm not sure why they wouldn't have those on the lower level, unless the upper level is the primary floor where they spend most of their time. 

Gotta love the fire pit!!

Overall, I like this home.  What do you think?

Monday, August 12, 2019

Modern Cabin Bathroom with Larch Wall Paper*

Isn't this a beautiful bathroom?  I love the use of materials here.  From the larch wall paper, to the light tan wood cabinets, to the pale grey brickwork on the opposing wall, this bathroom is simple yet elegant.  There is an eye for detail that most might overlook. Each item is well thought out and serves a purpose in the design. For example: the drawer pulls are a simple thin line and they match the lines on the upholstery and the larch wall paper.  The brown cabinets match the tile flooring.  The rustic wood used in the ceiling ties into the nature theme of the larch trees on the walls.

The only thing that I would change is that there is too much larch wall paper. I might have gone with one wall of it, but not multiple walls.  The rest of it works for me though.  I like the semi-monochromatic color scheme used. I might use a different chair next to the's somewhat out of place.  I might use more of a bench style seat in a similar color.  I saw some on this website that I like and they would go well with this space.

Hope you enjoyed this unique bathroom! 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Double-Decker Modern Cabin Made With Shipping Containers

This is such a luxurious home! And to think that it's made out of shipping containers!  They definitely made great use of their materials and made a unique home.  This wonderful design has two stories, which is quite different for shipping containers.  I would love to have a home like this!  How about you?

Secluded and Serene Glass Tiny House

Now, I don't know if I'd go for a place like this since there's no privacy, but it certainly is cute. I like the overall d...