Imagine a day with no clocks, no schedule and absolutely no work at all! A day that motivates you to relax and explore or do whatever you want, but without compromising the comfort of your home. Living in isolated houses in forest is a modern way 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 catch up with some of the most refreshing forest home designs that are free from urban life stresses.
# Rainforest House
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 like a 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. 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 seamlessly blend into the wilderness.
Although being far from habitation, the interior of this house in the forest is laden with modern-day amenities. This house is perfect for enjoying a few days away from urban chaos and relax your body and soul amidst 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.
# Planchonella House
To create a joyful living space surrounded by nature, architect and builder Jesse Bennett has designed the inspiring Planchonella House for himself and his family. The forest home is located in tropical North Queensland, embracing heritage rainforest to form an unobstructed connection with nature.
Interior of the forest house includes several luxurious amenities 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, this house in the forest is clad in wood and consists of a living room, kitchen, bathroom and a staircase that leads to the loft.
# Forest House by Ando Studio
This forest house by Ando studio beautifully merges into the landscape. It has been built using wood, concrete, and metal – despite that every corner of the house looks so organic and natural as if it’s a 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 thanks to the glass windows and balconies.
# Black House Blues
Architects over at Studija Archispektras have created this gorgeous house in the forest for clients who love playing blues music. Aptly named the Black House Blues, the exterior of the house is dressed in dark skin. Not surprisingly, the inhabitants play blues inside while enjoying the surrounding views.
The forest home is located in a small village named ‘Kulautuva’ in Lithuania. It covers nearly 170-square-meters area in all-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 gives a 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 these trees and is built around the tree trunks to sustain a connection with nature.
The house is surrounded by rich, 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 floating above the garden.
# AMB House
The AMB House designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura located in the Guaruja City is situated right in the middle of the Atlantic Forest, overlooking the distant ocean. This minimalist house is surrounded by rich forest canopy on the coast of Sao Paulo.
Away from busy city life, this house in the forest is designed to offer full privacy to the residents, blurring the line between the interior and the landscape. Interior is modern and also contains essential modern amenities like a swimming pool, decks, lounge area, etc.
# Zero Plus Architecture Forest Cabin
Zero Plus Architecture has created the cozy Forest Cabin to provide a homely atmosphere to the inhabitants away from urban chaos. Carefully planned, this cool cabin in the forest is located in Washington-area and designed to complement its environment without any negative impact on nature.
The forest home boasts wooden architecture for warmth and expansive glazing to overlook surrounding views, forming a never-ending bond with the environment.
# Glass House in Forest
Architect Alejandro Sánchez García 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 an attractive abode that grabs attention.
To maximize the panoramic views and bring in natural light, the forest house is installed with huge floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Constructed to offer privacy, it is surrounded by a terrace to offer unhindered views of the surrounding landscape.
# Black House
This exquisite Black House located in a forest in New Zealand 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 the city life.
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 constricted 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 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.
On the other hand, the interior is laden with luxury furnishings to provide the maximum comfort of a modern-day house even in such a remote region.