28 incredible hand-built houses from around the world
’What am I going to do with my life when I’m retired?’, ’What am I going to do when my kids are all grown up and move on with their lives?’ Many of us confront these difficult questions. It’s important to remember that you can do anything you want. For some people, they decide to realise their dream of finding a little place of their own somewhere quiet.
All of the cozy houses shown here were built by their owners themselves. You look at them and can’t help but dream of going out there and doing the same. Maybe you’ve had enough of the supposed benefits of civilization, and you realise that all you want to do is start a new life in a remote, exquisite little cabin somewhere far away, with nothing but nature to keep you company.
We here at Bright Side just love these handmade houses. They remind you that all you need to create the perfect place for you and your family to live is the untouched beauty of nature, some new ideas, natural building materials, and above all, inspiration.
A log cabin at Lake O’hara, Canada.
A mountain cabin in Norway, built by Ole Fatland.
A house in Flims, Switzerland.
A shed with a boat for a room in Wales, UK, built by Alex Holland.
This cabin is just a large barrel which was once used to carry wine on ships. Luleå, Sweden.
A tourist shelter in the Southern Carpathians, Romania.
A lake house in Lake Placid, New York, USA.
A peat house in Ansen, Netherlands.
A forest house. Whittier, Alaska, USA.
This was just an abandoned barn before it was converted into a great stone house for the whole family. Spain.
A wood cabin is used as a shelter in case of heavy snowfall. Silverton, Colorado, USA.
A farm house. Nuuk, Greenland.
An island in the Arсtic Ocean, Norway.
A chalet in Switzerland.
A house in Port Lockroy, Antarctica.
A wood cabin in the Triglav National Park, Slovenia.
A house in Cornwall, England.
A tree house in Denmark.
A wood cabin in Oregon, USA.
A house with a view of the Norris Glacier, Alaska, USA.
Temporary houses. Nikola-Lenivets, Russia.
A forest house in Wolfurt, Austria. Built by Bernd Riegger.
The Drina River house, Serbia.
A lakeside house, Sweden.
A floating hand-built cottage in Maine, USA.
A raft cabin, built by Steve Burgess in his family pond, California, USA.
A lake house. Flathead Lake, Montana, USA.
The Albion river house, California, USA.
A floating house in Washington DC, USA.
’The Seagull house’ in Devon, England. Built by Roderick James in 1987.
An artist’s home studio with an independent energy supply in Suffolk, England.