Sustainable Cabin Vacations
Newsweek|May 13, 2022
Everyone needs to get away from it all sometimes. But not everyone's idea of the ideal vacation is the same.
JJ EGGERS

The selection of cabins featured here from the book Cabin Tripping (Artisan) all share a warm, wild spirit and a focus on sustainability, even if their decor styles, locales or the materials they are fashioned from differ wildly. From a yurt in Alaska to a woodland treehouse in England to glamping in Australia, each is available to rent for that perfect getaway.

01 Phoenix House

PAHOA, BIG ISLAND, HAWAII

Perched on an ebony lava flat, this two-story off-the-grid home combines solar-powered electricity, a rainwater catchment system, recycled materials and biomimicry into a comfy modern beach house surrounded by what appear to be ocean waves but is in fact, gleaming hardened lava.

02 Orca Island Cabins

SEWARD, ALASKA

Yurts are already eco-friendly—they are easy to dismantle and require almost no land development to install—but the seven glamping yurts at this private island eco-resort in Resurrection Bay ramp up the sustainability factor with solar power and composting toilets.

03 Zion Eco-Cabin

HURRICANE, UTAH

Inside this mini A-frame facing the southern flank of the Canaan Mountain Wilderness and its rainbow-hued bluffs and mesas is a compact solar-powered studio space with a hinged glass wall that pops up, flip-phone-style to open the space.

04 Knowlton and Co. Treehouse

DURHAM, CANADA

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