Imagine a day with no clocks, no schedule and absolutely no work at all! A day that encourages you to relax, to explore and do whatever you want, but without compromising the comfort of your home. Isolated abodes in woods are the modern ways to get closer to nature while revitalizing yourself in a place where time stands still.
We have hand-picked 15 gorgeous forest homes that offer tranquility and serenity of wilderness to nurture your soul. From contemporary family homes and holiday destinations to weekend getaways; these are some of the most beautiful homes in the forest that’ll take your breath away.
Take a few moments to scroll down and witness some of the amazing healthy home designs that are free from urban life stresses.
Studio MK27 has designed the Rainforest House that is located on the coast of the Brazilian municipality of Guarujá on a mountainside. Facing the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, the abode is surrounded by greenery on three sides. The house is designed in such a way that it naturally looks part of the surrounding Brazilian forest.
The exterior comprises concrete and wooden structure along with a green rooftop with infinity pool, hot tub and a fire pit for utmost relaxation. Interior is contemporary with modern furnishing so that the inhabitants don’t feel uncomfortable even when away from their urban lifestyle.
# Stone, Wood and Glass House
Architect Nancy Copley has created this diamond-shaped, glass house in the middle of the forest of Accord, New York. Exterior is clad with stone, wood and huge glass walls, making it blend into the wilderness.
However, the interior of this house in the forest is lined completely in wood with modern day amenities. This house is perfect for enjoying a few days away from urban cities and relax your body and soul within the natural environment.
# Chipicas Town Houses
Created by Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos, Chipicas Town Houses are built inside a private garden in downtown Valle de Bravo. These are four houses with a vertical design and each three-story house boasts a roof garden and floor to ceiling windows to form interaction with the environment.
Two sides of the facade are lined with a skin made of wooden lattice, which provides a sense of privacy to the houses.
# Planchonella House
In order to create a joyful living space surrounded by nature, architect and builder Jesse Bennett has designed this amazing Planchonella House for himself and his family. The forest home is located in tropical North Queensland, embracing heritage rainforest to from unobstructed connection with nature.
Interior of the house includes several luxurious amenities and facilities that are found in any modern day dwelling. The unconventional passive design and raw structure of the house are the results of LoFi technologies that are used for the construction process.
# Japanese Forest House
Designed by shipbuilder Brian Schulz, this tiny Japanese-styled compact forest house is resting in the middle of woods. It is built entirely out of recycled materials and perfect for people who love small cottages in natural terrain.
Offering complete relaxation and privacy, the tiny house is clad in wood and consists of a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a staircase that leads to the loft.
# Forest House by Ando Studio
This forest house by Ando studio beautifully merges in the surrounding environment. It has been built using wood, concrete, and metal – but every angle of the house still looks so organic and natural as if part of the surrounding environment.
Although the interior of the house is modern with minimalist furnishing, it offers plenty of natural views of the surroundings through glass windows and balconies.
# Black House Blues
Architects of Studija Archispektras have created this gorgeous Black house blues for the clients who love playing blues music. Aptly named Black House Blues, the exterior of the house is dressed in dark skin and while the inhabitants play blues inside while enjoying the surrounding views.
The forest home is located in a small village called ‘Kulautuva’ in Lithuania. It covers nearly 170-square-meters area in a natural terrain, allowing the homeowners to enjoy the natural beauty of the forest throughout the year.
# Forest House by Espacio EMA
Barcelona-based Espacio EMA architects have created this minimalist forest house in the mountains of Mazamitla. It is located 75 miles away from Guadalajara (Mexico), in a steeply sloping terrain surrounded by a thick pine forest.
Wood and stone exterior give rustic appeal to the house that’s contemporary and is designed to allow the inhabitants to stay connected with nature all the time.
# House in the Woods
Mexico-based studio Parque Humano has designed this stunning ‘House in the Woods’ project. Instead of cutting any of the trees for construction, the forest house embraces natural trees and is built around tree trunks to sustain a connection with nature.
The house is surrounded by rich and varied flora including very tall trees, and also overlooks the layered hills of Valle de Bravo. Being built on a sloppy hillside, the house seems to be of floating above the garden.
# AMB House
The AMB House designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura is located in Guaruja City. Situated right in the middle of the Atlantic Forest, overlooking the distant ocean, the minimalist house is surrounded by rich forest canopy on the coast of Sao Paulo.
Away from hustling-bustling city life, this house in the forest is designed to offer full privacy to the residents, blurring the line between interior and landscape. Interior is modern and also contains many modern amenities like a swimming pool, decks, lounge area, etc.
# Zero Plus Architecture Forest Cabin
Zero Plus Architecture created this cozy Forest Cabin to provide homely atmosphere to the inhabitants away from urban cities. Carefully planned, this cool cabin in woods is located in Washington-area and designed to complement its environment without any negative impact on nature.
The forest home features wood for warmth and expansive glazing to overlook surrounding views, forming a never-ending bond with the environment.
# Glass House in Forest
Architect Alejandro Sanchez Garcia has built this stunning Glass House in the middle of the lush green forest landscape. The exterior is made of concrete, wood and glass panels, making it a wonderful abode that grabs the attention of the viewers.
To maximize views and bring in natural light, the forest house is installed with huge floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Constructed to offer a private corner, it is surrounded by the terrace to offer unhindered views of the landscape.
# Black House
This exquisite Black House is located in a forest in New Zealand and seems to be a perfect weekend retreat. Built by architect Chris Tate, the compact home is reminiscent of a hut on sleds, and rests on a beautiful natural terrain.
Although this structure can’t be relocated like an actual hut on sleds, it still offers a minimal yet contemporary style of living away from cities.
This forest house rests on 16 poles that support the structure of the house so that it stands firmly on stilts.
# Glass Box House
Belgian firm Artau Architecture has constructed the Glass Box House in a pine tree forest in Ottignies, Belgium. The project is dedicated to people with low physical mobility so that they can witness maximum views of the surroundings without any obstruction.
The forest home sits on stilts that are half a meter above the ground. This way the rectangular-shaped house box has minimum impact on the site while allowing the residents to enjoy outside views through its vertical glass walls.
# Fallingwater House
Renowned as architect Frank Wright’s one of the greatest masterpieces, the Fallingwater House is built as a weekend home for owners Mr. Edgar Kaufmann and his family. The waterfall had been the family’s retreat for fifteen years and they decided to build their dream home around the waterfall.
So, they commissioned Wright to design the house as they envisioned it. Instead of building the house away from the waterfall, Wright has brilliantly managed to integrate the waterfall with the house, forming an amazing waterfall house like no other. Hence, the exterior effortlessly seems to be a natural part of the surroundings.
On the other hand, the interior is modern with luxury furnishings to provide the maximum comfort of a modern-day house even in a remote region.