A cabin is the dream of simplicity, made into a home.
And like other artifacts of modern manliness — the work glove; the ax; hell, even the cast iron skillet — a cabin represents good work done well.
Revealing those virtues in a gorgeous tome: Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs, on sale now.
Curated by the renowned Berlin design publisher Gestalten, Rock the Shack vows to “take us to places we long for” — meaning out of the city and into off-the-grid mountain lodges, weekend homes, remote cottages, treehouses and seaside refuges.
Far removed from urban bustle, these wilderness escapes strike a balance between simple luxury, architectural wonder and rustic charm.
Spread over 240 pages, the book lovingly showcases all manners of living (some for rent, some for show), including stealth barns, abstract playhouses, meditation refuges, living cubes, bird apartments, boathouses and chalets.
Pretty much anything you can dream up.
Photo Credit: Cadaval and Sola-Morales, from the book Rock the Shack, Copyright Gestalten 2013