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Nimmo Wilderness Resort.

Nimmo Wilderness Resort.

Nimmo Bay, Central Coast BC. By Kate MacLennan.  Photos by Jeremy Koreski. In the wilderness of the BC coast there is a lodge like you’ve never seen before. This is the story about the visionaries behind BC’s hottest wilderness lodge. On the walls of the “Memory Room” at B.C.’s most intimate wilderness retreat, words stretch […]

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A Cabin For My Weekend! #8

Tintaldra Victoria, Australia. For the simplicity of the structure, there is something fantastical about the Tintaldra Cabin. It sits in an open field near the Murray River in Victoria, Australia, and every window frames a different landscape. Out one large picture window are the dramatic Australian Alps; rolling hills soften to an open forest in the […]

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A Cabin For My Weekend! #7

Aure, Norway By almost any measure, Norway is one of the most livable nations on earth. Its average household income, government services, education and literacy, health care, and environment are at or near the top in almost every major index. Norwegians are among the most active people in the world, and the younger generations are […]

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Weekend Cabin Series #6

A Cabin For My Weekend! #6

Steep Ravine Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley, California. One of the secrets of California state parks are the nine Steep Ravine cabins on Mt. Tamalpais just north of San Francisco. Mt. Tam, of course, is one of the birthplaces of mountain biking. It shelters 6,300 acres of redwoods, oaks, and meadows, with views to the Farallon […]

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A Cabin For My Weekend! #5

The Stone House, Fafe, Portugal Note to self: If you ever build a weekend cabin, don’t make it so unique that it becomes a tourist attraction. In 1974, Vítor Rodrigues built a family retreat in the Fafe Mountains of Portugal by connecting a series large glacial erratics with stone and mortar. It has become so […]

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Weekend Cabin Series #4

A Cabin For My Weekend! #4

Gulf Islands, British Columbia. The modern cabin is all too frequently more modern than cabin, but the four small dwellings designed by Osburn Clarke in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia are decidedly grounded in the traditional. Yet they still retain the open and airy nature of the contemporary. They take advantage of coastal B.C.’s […]

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Weekend Cabin Series #3

A Cabin For My Weekend! #3

Sauvie Island, Oregon. This tiny, 540-square-foot house is in its fourth incarnation. In the early in 1940s, it was hastily erected to provide shelter to shipyard workers in Portland, Oregon, in a settlement called Vanport Village. In 1948, floods swept through Vanport and this structure was floated down the Columbia River to an island called […]

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Weekend Cabin 2

A Cabin For My Weekend! #2

Meridian, Idaho. When architect Macy Miller got out of college, she realized that all her schooling had taught her nothing about actually constructing a house. And then, after living in 2,500-square-foot house, where she had bedrooms that were never used, whose doors were never opened, she decided to downsize — and to build herself. The […]

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A Cabin For My Weekend! #1

Hood Canal, Washington The waters near this re-designed boathouse stay chilly even at the height of mid-summer, making it a haven for oystering. It’s this temperature that keeps the waters clear, but the cold also makes winter storage space important. Near the water on the shores of the Hood Canal, Seattle-based architects Bosworth Hoedemaker have […]

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