the best mountain cabins


From two precariously placed hiking shelters designed by OFIS, through to a stilted timber-frame hideaway on an old ski slope, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best mountainside cabins on Dezeen.

Kanin Winter Cabin, Slovenia, by OFIS

This tiny aluminium-clad cabin by Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti cantilevers over the edge of Mount Kanin on the Slovenian-Italian border.

It can only be accessed by climbers or by helicopter, and is made from a combination of cross-laminated timber, glass and aluminium panels designed to resist extreme weather conditions.\

Lofthuset, Sweden, by Hanna Michelson

No more than two people can stay in this 10-metre-tall stilted timber cabin, designed by Swedish architect Hanna Michelson as a minimalist “sanctuary”.

Positioned on the site of an old ski slope in the Åsberget mountains, it is topped by an open deck under a gabled pinewood roof, providing uninterrupted views over the valley below.