Small Cabin on Stilts at Flathead Lake

Locals call the granite and shale cliff overlooking Montana’s Flathead Lake “The Matterhorn”. It is a place to observe the natural world: the lake, the surrounding ponderosa pine forest, and especially the eagles and ospreys that nest nearby. Together, the water, cliff, and trees form a classic picture of the expansive American West, and it is clear why Montana is still known as North America’s great destination.” – ArchDaily

See more of this Cabin on Flathead Lake by Andersson Wise Architects

Photos by Art Gray.

Kandovan: A Village Carved Out of Stone

Houses carved inside rocks are so peculiar; you would definitely want to visit them once. Some of these houses are at least 700 years old and still inhabited. Most of the houses are two to four storeys high. Legend has it that Kandovan’s first inhabitants moved here centuries ago to escape the invading Mongol army.” – environmentalgraffiti.com

See more of Kandovan: Iran’s Incredible Village Carved Out of Stone.

Photo credit to Ali Mirghaderi.

Fieldfare Cabin in Norway

One of my readers sent me this link, thanks Anka! What an amazing place to build a cabin and talk about roughing-it. Also, please forgive the Google Translate translation:

“Fieldfare cabin is a true copy of that war Quarter Linge officers and Ålesund Sunnmøre Association members Joachim, Birger and Olaf Aarsæther built in spring 1944, where they spent the last year of the war. The three had trained as saboteurs of Britain, and with several different missions in Norway and England behind him were dropped in Tafjordfjella to destroy communications in Romsdal and Lesja.

The cottage was rebuilt by Joachim summer of 1990 and then donated to Alesund Sunnmøre Association. It unattended DNT standard with four berths and is hidden beneath a cliff ten minutes from Veltdalshytta.”

via Fieldfarehytta – Hytte – UT.no.