An Isolated Cabin in Wales for a BC Backyard

We want this beautiful Welsh hideaway - clad in local slate with an interior of birch plywood - a lot closer to home.

We’d Totally Live in This Danish ‘Krane’ if It Overlooked Vancouver’s Crab Park

The engine room of this massive crane on the shore of Copenhagen was renovated to include a spa, a meeting room and a suite for two.

Trading a City Shoebox For a Mountain Retreat

This small house overlooking the Austrian Alps would suit the equally isolated acreage in BC that we have in mind for it.

A Zeppelin-Shaped Cabin for Finn Slough

The Jules Verne-like "Mr. Plocq’s Caballon" is located on the shore of the Loire estuary in France, but we want it much closer.

Imagining This Swiss Concrete Cabin Under an East Vancouver Bridge

If enterprising skateboarders can hide DIY concrete skateparks in tunnels and under bridges, why not a cabin or two?

Imagining this Northern Californian Retreat in Some Vancouver Island Woods

This beautiful family complex would make for an excellent place to hide from depressing housing statistics.

Dreaming of a Modern Swiss Mountain Fortress in The Wilds near Squamish

In the depths of winter it's natural to think of home as a fortification against the elements. This place takes it a step further...

We Want This Japanese Home with an Earthquake-Ready Bookshelf for a Kits Laneway

No ladders are necessary to explore this tall, slanted, seismic-savvy bookshelf in Japan.

A Swedish Solution for Solitude Somewhere Secret on the Sunshine Coast

This "72h Cabin" was named after the length of time a study took to come to conclusions about stress reduction. How very fitting!

This Trapezoidal Looker Would Make for a Sweet Place to Hide

As the Mayor brags about new tech jobs for people who still won't be able to find/afford housing, we want to run away -- specifically here.

This Italian Architect’s ‘Pinecone’ Should Be a Laneway House in Strathcona

Given the option, we think a lot of us would choose to live in a pinecone inspired by the theories of philosopher Michael Foucault...

Plotting to Steal Artist’s Idaho Desert Home and Plant It in the Nicola Valley

We want this cozy, picturesquely isolated Olson Kundig home / workspace in the remote wastes of Idaho.

We Want to Steal This Cabin and Rebuild It on a Secret Plot near Tofino

The half-underground cabin in the middle of nowhere in Sweden would make a great hideaway outside Sooke or Tofino on Vancouver Island

Dreaming of This Rural Washington State Retreat for a Clearing on Galiano Island

The house is wrapped in Western Red Cedar and features an office, an in/out fireplace, high ceilings and lots of windows.

We Want This Swedish Mountainside ‘Lofthuset’ to Overlook all of Squamish

They're making four of these beauties for a mountainside in Sweden. Surely they could make a fifth for Squamish...

Imagining This Awesome Treehouse Near Beijing As A Secret North Shore Hideout

The main space - floored with a tatami mat - is for living/sleeping, while the other is used as a washroom. It's tiny (all told under 100 sqft), but we reckon it's enough to provide the one or two people within (anymore would be ridiculous) with the escape they desire. We'd take ours in the quiet cool of the North Shore's Lynn Valley, permits be damned.

Feasting Hut In The Scottish Wilds Would Suit The Desolate Okanagan Highlands

All it took was one lousy 48 hour heatwave and we're already pining for the wintry windswept wilds of the middle of nowhere!

Radical House Full Of Ladders, Nets, Tunnels Would Suit Dr. Seuss Near Kits Beach

It reminds me of my crazy preschool in Kitsilano back in the 1970s, which until my late teens I was convinced was the home of Dr. Seuss.

This ‘Moonlight Cabin’ In Australia For A Stretch Of Spectacular Desolation In BC

This small structure overlooking a stretch of Australian coast has everything you could want in a small family escape, which is to say a double bed, a couple of bunks, a kitchen and a bathroom

Imagining This ‘Cabin’ On The Wild Coast Of Chile As An Okanagan Desert Escape

There are 72 panel doors on the exterior, all of which can be opened or closed to either reveal the entirety of the internal space or shutter whole sections off.