Cabin Porn: The Escapist’s Real Estate Photography

Househappy —  July 15, 2013 — 6 Comments
6 The cabins of Dunton Hot Springs, an abandoned mining town and natural hot springs turned luxury resort in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado

Dunton Hot Springs, San Juan Mountains, Colorado – Photo courtesy of Cabin Porn

From food to houses, the word “porn” has gradually shed its taboo meaning to become ubiquitous with visual stimulation of any kind. And with the rise of photo-centric sites like Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, and now Househappy, never before has it been easier to get one’s fix of drool-worthy images.

Similarly, the beautifully curated Tumblr, Cabin Porn, has become the go-to blog for anyone with the urge to just get away. With over 100 pages of user-submitted photos featuring cabins of all types in their idyllic surroundings, Cabin Porn is a celebration of minimalism, simplicity, and––above all––beautiful photography.

“I use this Tumblr to keep track of architecture and furniture that keeps me daydreaming about the farm I will build someday,” wrote editor Zach Klein in a 2010 blog post. Klein (who is also the CEO of DIY and co-founder of Vimeo) fulfilled his goal later that year, purchasing land in Upstate New York and dubbing it “Beaver Brook.”

Billed as, “Inspiration for your quiet place somewhere,” it seems Klein hopes his blog will encourage others to at least dream of doing the same. If nothing else, Cabin Porn is an escapist’s paradise and the perfect offering for the Thoreau in all of us.

Visit the Cabin Porn Tumblr by clicking here, or check out some of our favorite submissions in the slideshow below.

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6 responses to Cabin Porn: The Escapist’s Real Estate Photography

  1. 

    L’ensemble des post sont incontestablement fascinants

  2. 

    Formidable poste, pérennisez comme ça

  3. 

    Une fois de plus un article assurément plaisant

  4. 

    Splendide poste, j’en discuterai demain avec mes amis

  5. 

    Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look
    forward to all your posts! Carry on the outstanding work!

  6. 

    The polite place to locate your cabin is nestled into a woods, rock, or back from the cliff. If everybody builds at the edge or apex, then eventually the natural landscape loses its magic. We had this problem in the beautiful San Juan islands. The law now is that you must set back your home from the cliff edge or river. Perching is a reflection of people’s subconscious desire to dominate, not accomodate, Nature.

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