Cabin Fever

If you find yourself yearning for a life of simplicity, beauty and deeper harmony with nature, you might already be a fan of the popular website Cabin Porn. This curated collection of cabin images features everything from modern, minimalist abodes to dilapidated—but no less beautiful—shacks.

It's fitting that a website celebrating cabins built by hand, away from lives lived in the digital world, would transition to the physical world and birth a coffee table book filled with stories and images of cabins across the globe. These aren't your all-the-comforts-of-home-and-two-jet-skis vacation properties; these are simple, Scandinavian-style shelters for modern, would-be homesteaders.

"The story behind the book is worth repeating because it captures the essence of the movement, which mingles a hunger for the primitive with fashionable, Silicon-era savvy." — The New York Times

After purchasing 50 acres of forested land in upstate New York, tech entrepreneur Zach Klein {DIY.org, Vimeo, College Humor} began collecting images of cabins in a Tumblr blog while building on his property, Beaver Brook. That blog, Cabin Porn, caught on with like-minded dreamers. In the book's introduction, he writes: "I’d spent six years in the city building online communities, and now I wanted to build one offline. Specifically, a place for a bunch of friends to be outdoors, somewhere we could be less preoccupied by our professions and more reliant on each other.’"

Like a beautiful cookbook or $12 magazine, Cabin Porn begs to be browsed repeatedly on rainy afternoons, and may inspire mild flirtations with realtor websites, weekend drives down lakeside roads and an Airbnb wish list a mile long. Because if you can't build it yourself, you can still find beauty and simplicity on a weekend retreat in what others have created.

Cabin Porn: Tumblr / Book

 Germany

Germany

 British Columbia

British Columbia

 Switzerland & Sweden

Switzerland & Sweden

 Idaho

Idaho

 Finland

Finland

 Norway

Norway

 New York

New York

 New Zealand & Sweden

New Zealand & Sweden

 Iceland

Iceland

This post is written by Trip Styler's Assistant Wayfarer/Editor Heather.

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[images via cabin porn]