Cabin Porn Is Gearing Up For Its Second Book—And You Could Be In It

We've got a sneak peak of Cabin Porn's new interior-focused book and instructions for submitting your shelter to be featured
March 9, 2019

Back in 2015, our friends at Cabin Porn turned their famous Instagram collection into the ultimate book of cabin inspiration, Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place SomewhereFeaturing photos of more than 200 of the most remarkable handmade homes around the world, this book will make you want to move to the woods and build your own oasis. But if you need a little more convincing (or just want more cabin photos), you’re in luck—Cabin Porn is working on their second book, Cabin Porn: Insidewhich will take a look inside these incredible shelters. It’s available here for pre-order and will ship on October 1. The best part? They need a few more badass cabins to round out their collection, so you can submit yours here for a chance to be featured. Either way, read on for a preview of what’s to come in Cabin Porn’s new book. 
 



McGovern Residence in Pomeroy Washington
Photos: Sven Holt


McGovern Residence, Pomeroy, Washington


Sven and his partner have been restoring the home his grandparents built in the 1970s amidst the back-to-the-land movement. Enlisting family and friends for help, the McGoverns harvested logs from Umatilla National Forest and salvaged materials from construction jobs, demolition sites, and second-hand stores. In addition to the main cabin, Bill and Evelyn McGovern built a root cellar, a potting shed, a guest room, and a Quonset hut.

Contributed by Sven Holt
Instagram: @mcgovernresidence 

Inside the McGovern Residence in Washington

McGovern Residence in Washington

McGovern Residence in Washington
 



Hemlock Hill Barn
Photos: Peter Crosby

Hemlock Hill Barn, Callicoon, New York
 

It took Kasia and Matt Murphy four years to find this barn, built 20 years ago by combining two barns from the area. They run into a new carpenter every weekend at the farmers market that tells us, “oh yea, I built that house.” 

Contributed by Kasia and Matt Murphy
Instagram: @hemlock_hill_barn

Hemlock Hill Barn in Callicoon, New York

Hammock in Hemlock Hill Barn, Callicoon, New York

Hemlock Hill Barn, Callicoon, New York

 



Got a backcountry getaway of your own? Submit here to be featured in Cabin Porn’s new book. 
 



Raven House in 1000 Islands Region of Ontario, Canada
Photos: Chris Daniele


Raven House, 1000 Islands Region of Ontario, Canada


Built in 2016, the Raven House is off-grid, solar-powered, surrounded by forest and water, and designed to offer a refuge from city life. One of its owners, Pete Long, designed and built the cabin over four months using locally harvested cedar, pine, and spruce from a small, local mill; he dug up most of the windows, doors, and skylights from a Habitat for Humanity project. 

Contributed by Pete Long 
Instagram: @ravenhouse.getawaycabin 

Raven House in the 1000 Islands Region of Ontario

Raven House
 



Cornwall Cabin
Photo: Jack Johns


Cornwall Cabin in Cornwall, UK


Constructed by adapting old Scandinavian techniques to the local climate and materials, this cabin was built by Richard Stewart and his friend and family in Cornwall. Two of his children even quit school for a year to help and enjoy the process of building it. They felled all the trees for the neighboring valley and dug the turf for the roof themselves. The bathroom and utility are accessed via a little covered bridge, which connects the main cabin in the meadow to the woodland. The cabin floats on piles of granite pebbles and birch bark. 

Contributed by Richard Stewart
Instagram: @richswork
 



The Pond House in the Catskills, New York
Photos: Monique Crabb, Katrine Hildebrandt


The Pond House in the Catskills, New York


The pond house in New York’s Catskill Mountains began as a college project among two teenage friends in 2001. But over the years, as Peter Hussey and Gerrit Gibbs grew older and got married, their off-grid strawbale experiment became a family commitment. Inspired by the natural building movement and architectural luminaries like Christopher Alexander and Lloyd Kahn, Peter and Gerrit used locally harvested and milled rough-cut hemlock for the framing and salvaged building materials for the windows and doors. Straw bales from a nearby farm became the insulated walls; they were finished with plaster and a white lime wash. 

The cabin has evolved over the years, with new guests: the pair’s mentor, Clark Sanders, and his wife Andrea, whose daughter married Gerrit, moved in after the pair left. The pond house also saw new modifications and additions: an outdoor shower and kitchen, and textiles gathered from far-flung locations, courtesy of Clark and Andrea. Though the families are scattered across the Northeast, they continue to use it as a retreat for themselves and their children.    

Contributed by Peter Hussey

The Pond House
 



Don’t forget to submit your cabin here for a chance to be featured in Cabin Porn: Inside
 


 
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