Vernerice, Czech Republic

Vernerice, Czech Republic

It’s a lot of work restoring an old barn. It’s a lot of work and very expensive. Instead of pouring piles of loot into perfuming a pig, a young couple in the northern Czech Republic tore the barn down, leaving two stone walls as bookends, and drafted...
Does Simplicity Ever Go Out Of Style?

Does Simplicity Ever Go Out Of Style?

“The only thing I regret is that I didn’t pack one of my cute scarves. And lipgloss,” my friend Geneva said. She was telling me about her recent bike tour through New Zealand. She and her boyfriend packed super light, and managed not to forget...
Solvay Hut, Matterhorn, Switzerland

Solvay Hut, Matterhorn, Switzerland

The Hörnligrat is one of the most famous ridges in all of mountaineering, the beautiful, dramatic, and remarkable aesthetic northeast ridge of the Matterhorn. And tucked in the middle of the Hörnligrat is one of the most dramatically located cabins anywhere in the...
Matugama, Sri Lanka

Matugama, Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, chena is a major form of cultivation, and the chena hut was developed as a seasonal structure to oversee the slash and burn technique. This steel-supported structure on a rubber plantation in Matugama takes its cues from the traditional agriculture...