Sluice Point House

Surrounded by the waters of Nova Scotia's Tusket River, the Sluice Point House is a modern homage to the area's vernacular architecture. The structure's low profile falls in line with the existing cottages ...

Sprinter Dreams

I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks for all the inspiration over the years. Most recently, you inspired me in a huge way with all of your posts on your Sprinter van last year. It was always a dream of ...

Escher Tiny Home

Big design in a small package is the philosophy behind New Frontier, and their Escher Tiny Home is no different. Sitting on a flat-bed trailer, the exterior facade is made up of a rustic mix of charred timber, ...

Jim Jannard's Trousdale House

Overlooking nearly all of Los Angeles, Jim Jannard's Trousdale House is a modern-day Stonehenge. The one story structure forms an 18,000 square-foot arc on its cliffside plot. Although it may be small in ...

Sarreyer Cabin

Occupying a small hilltop in the Swiss Alps, Sarreyer Cabin is a modern mountain chalet hidden inside a rustic shell. Rough-cut logs and a rusty stove pipe give the impression of a century-old structure ...

Taking Pause, Las Vegas

I was feeling a warm glow of familial love this morning, when I woke up to an email from our son who is out traveling the world with his good friend, seeking fulfilling adventure on skis. Then I checked the ...

Sagaponack Barn Conversion

With a palette of walnut, steel, and travertine, the Sagaponack Barn Conversion echoes back to its rustic heritage with a modern tone. The building serves as a living area to a Hamptons weekend home with a ...

Lone Madrone House

Situated on the rocky coastline of Orcas Island, the Lone Madrone House uses local materials to blend into its rustic landscape. The exterior of the home is clad in western red cedar shingles, while a green ...

Everyday Heroes

Persistence. Resolve. Imagination. Fortitude. Hope. All of these attributes and more can be used to describe our inspiring gallery of everyday heroes. From veterans to cancer survivors to individuals who ...

Some Kind of Calling

When I look out my kitchen window, I see a horseshoe of snow-covered peaks, all of them higher than 12,000 feet. I see my old barn—old enough to have started to lean a little—and the homesteaders’ cabin, which ...

Patio House

Surrounded by a grove of mature oak trees, the Patio House takes inspiration from the vernacular architecture of its native Portugal. At the heart of the home is a central patio. Like the montes settlements of ...

Death and Fear

Hi Steph. The questions I would love to hear your thoughts on regard death and fear. It may be you have been asked and already answered a question like mine before, though I wanted to reach out ...

Recipe for Huckleberry Bliss

Huckleberries pop out against the green leaves as a late summer harvest begins. Photo by John Rezell By John Rezell, Editor, OutdoorsNW The infrequent buzz of mosquitoes exploring the inside of my ear — just ...

Three Ways To Do #Vanlife

At this point everyone is doing #Vanlife a little bit differently—so the Inertia set out to profile a few folks doing it in their own style. For eighteen-year-old Max King, it’s a quick escape to the coast. ...

Hammock House

Located on a 40-acre farm in North Carolina, the Hammock House adopts an L-shape layout to respect the land's ancient oak trees. Along with the mature oak trees, an old barn also occupies the land. The ...

Back Country House

Located in New Zealand's Puhoi settlement, the Back Country House is modeled after the vernacular architecture of the region. An exterior of locally-sourced Macrocarpa timber cladding and a slanted galvanized ...

Summer Check List

I asked one of my neighbors how his summer was going and he gave me a funny look. “Is it summer?” he asked. He doesn’t have any kids, so he spends all of his free time riding bikes and playing disc golf. ...

Photographer's House

Sitting opposite the village shrine, the Photographer's House acts as both a residence and a studio. Sheets of galvanized steel clad the exterior, reflecting the light to create the illusion of a monolithic ...