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A collection of unique cabins, love shacks and hideouts from all around the world

Looking to get away from it all? A new book just published  showcases a selection of unique cabins, getaways and hideouts nestled amongst nature in different destinations all around the world.

Three tree houses connected by rope bridges nestled deep in the Southern United States. Designed by Peter Bahouth.
Three tree houses connected by rope bridges nestled deep in the Southern United States designed by Peter Bahouth. Image by Lindsay Appel

Featuring rustic retreats in countries such as Italy, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, Canada and the United States, The Hinterland book celebrates escaping urban spaces to appreciate architecture that blends well with natural surroundings. The collection features portraits of the architects and inhabitants of the destinations, offering an insight into why they decided to create the distinctive retreats.

Shelters by the Sea in the South Fly Archipelago, Denmark designed by Lumo Architeketer.
Shelters by the Sea in the South Fly Archipelago, Denmark designed by Lumo Architeketer. Image by Jesper Balleby

People pictured in the series include Lilah Horwitz and Nick Olson, a couple that decided to build an intimate shack in the West Virginia woods by themselves. The structure features a distinctive wall of mismatched windows on one side of the building.

An intimate shack with a wall of windows built by couple Lilah Horwitz and Nick Olson in West Virginia.
An intimate shack with a wall of windows built by couple Lilah Horwitz and Nick Olson in West Virginia.
Rock houses in Corsica designed by Atelier D’Architecture Aurélie Barbey.
Rock houses in Corsica designed by Atelier D’Architecture Aurélie Barbey. Image by Matthieu Salvaing

The book also features Peter Becker, a travel loving entrepreneur that built the Robin’s Nest tree house hotel over a six month period in a forest in Germany. After visiting different destinations around the world, Becker felt a need to reconnect with nature and began building a business that would allow him to escape the city limits.

Baumhotel Robins Nest built in the woods in Germany by Peter Becker.
Baumhotel Robins Nest built in the woods in Germany by Peter Becker. Image by Faruk Pinjo
Shack built in Corsica designed by Atelier D’Architecture Aurélie Barbey.
Shack built in Corsica designed by Atelier D’Architecture Aurélie Barbey. Image by Matthieu Salvaing

The collection can be seen in full in The Hinterland book that is available now from Gestalten Books.