Washington State's San Juan Islands — three hours north of Seattle — offer lush campgrounds, orca sightings, and lively harbor towns. Basically, it's the perfect place to disconnect. Which is why we're fully envious of the owner of this 500-square-foot cabin, designed by Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig as a private writers retreat.
In order to build a cabin that could complement the scenic landscape, the team created a glass house with floor-to-ceiling windows. Three exterior wood panels on each side of the home drop down to reveal the windows and can be used as decks. Inside, the cottage features a rotating fireplace and Murphy bed, which make the setup extra-customizable.