The Dune Shacks of Peaked Bars Historic District.
Nestled into the ever-shifting shapes of the Province Lands dunes, they are primitive in structure, but surrounded by a rare sort of richness – the mesmerizing environment of the ever-changing dunes, great undulations of sand that are constantly swept by the ocean’s winds into new shapes and that have long been a place of withdrawal for artists, eccentrics, writers and Cape residents.
Since the mid 1990s, area non-profits have offered solitude in the dunes to writers, artists, scientists, historians, musicians, and dancers through summer and fall shack residency programs.
Photos by Chris Seufert, Paul Neumann, Debra Bacon, and Stephanie Foster.
Much more approachable than a lighthouse…
Storage cabin in the Campine, Belgium.
Submitted by Raf Gorissen.
Lake cabin near Milford, NZ.
Contributed by Elisa Visher.
Cabin next to Senja Island, Norway in the Arctic Ocean.
Submitted by Nicolas Schoof.
Geodesic cabin in Welches, Oregon.
Submitted by Thomas Stout.
Montaña Mágica Lodge
Deep in southern Chile lies the Montaña Mágica Lodge (Magic Mountain Lodge). An extraordinary hotel hidden in the center of a 300,000 acre private nature reserve. The small, 13 room hotel is built in the shape of a volcano that spews water instead of lava. The exterior is covered in rainforest moss and vines and its entrance is only accessible via a suspended, swinging rope bridge. The outdoor hot tubs are carved from the trunks of giant trees. The lodge is located in Los Rios which is within the stunning Huilo-Huilo Unesco biosphere reserve, 242 square miles of lush nature, filled with wildlife.
‘civilization’ in the midst of forest…ahhhhh…
Cabin on Gambier Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Submitted by James Dennett.
Sod huts in Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland.
Submitted by Tim Augustin.
The world seems very loud and crowded today, so since I can’t go on vacation, I’m making the rest of my posts for today of quiet places.