17. Japanese Forest House
Using locally sourced materials, kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz has created his own oasis in the woods of Cape Falcon, Oregon that he refers to as the Japanese Forest House. The home, which was constructed within a year for a mere $11,000, brings the aesthetic of a Japanese house to an American forest.
18. Modern Hobbit Hole House
Dutch architecture firm SeARCH and Christian Müller Architects collaborated to construct a home embedded into a hillside in Vals, Switzerland. The living space is technically underground, but includes a full patio outside. The elliptical shape of the opening, in which the patio sits, exaggerates the views and frames the gorgeous mountainside.