Cabin Porn Roundup

Happy May, everyone. As Spring begins to finally come to the States, we approach the season of outdoor activities — hiking, camping, picnics, and the like. And maybe, if you’re lucky enough to have one, a few weekends getting away from it all in a relaxingly isolated cabin out in the woods somewhere.

Swiss Family Robinson, anyone? I would mind getting stranded on an island so much less if I got to live in a treehouse like this one north of Santa Cruz in California; so cool. If only I had a big enough tree in my backyard...

Not to be outdone, one of the largest cities in the Czech Republic, Brno, features a neat hanging pod treehouse of sorts. Reminds me of these accommodations, except you would have to be slightly less insane to spend a few nights here.

In stark contrast to the previous two airborne quarters, visitors to this shepherd’s shelter in the Pyrénées literally live under a rock for the duration of their stay. I’d love to spend a night hanging from a cliff, don’t get me wrong — I think it would be an amazing experience — but I would definitely feel safer here.

Now this is just awesome: a hut in Valais, Switzerland perched atop an what looks like a precarious rock outcropping, surrounded by nothing but snow and other mountains. Looks like someone decided to commemorate the Grinch’s change of heart.

If you look closely enough, you can see Hansel and Gretel in the distance walking towards what must be the evil witch’s house. Or at least, that’s exactly what this mill-turned-cabin looks like, sans the candy anyway. Dark, forbidding, rustic, and completely awesome.