A Robert Rummer-designed house near Portland. Via Living Room Realty

Welcome to our weekend property digest, where we bring together the best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. Nature’s on our minds this week, and our discoveries include a pair of off-grid cabins where you can recharge your batteries as well as a greenhouse home in Oregon.

Organic La Jolla home in California, USA

lotus house for sale in californa
Via Lisa C. Henderson and James C. Longley of the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

3 bedrooms; $2.5m via Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Named for the flower, Lotus House is a sculptural home by organic architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg. Rooms have a curvilinear shape thanks to Douglas Fir beams that were individually steamed to create the ribcage-like structure of the home. Floor to ceiling glass captures views of the Pacific ocean in the distance, and the Californian property’s Pottery Canyon surrounds. Take a closer look.

Vratěnín hut, South Moravian region, Czech Republic


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Sleeps 4; £17 per night via Airbnb
If holiday excess and social gatherings have got you tingling with anxiety, this humble hut might be the perfect remedy. It is close to the tiny village of Vratěnín in the Znojmo District of the South Moravian Region which is home to just 300 people. The timber cabin itself is minimalism at its most basic: it has a bed and woodburning stove but no bathroom or electricity. Turn off and cosy up.

Robert Rummer-designed house near Portland in Oregon, USA

Via Living Room Realty

5 bedrooms; $699,000 via Modern Homes Portland
A huge central atrium sets the tone for this post-and-beam midcentury property in the suburbs of Portland, bringing the outdoors in. Wood panelled rooms spread around the glass-enclosed space, and feature a trove of original details. See more.

Woodland retreat on Contau Lake in Ontario, Canada

Photography: Nic Lehoux

4 bedrooms; from $900 per night
Peek inside this woodland hideaway designed by practice Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in 2016. The holiday home takes its cues from the traditional cabin, albeit on a grander scale. Clean lines and vast amounts of glass give The Bear Stand a contemporary feel while four bedrooms, a sauna and 5km of walking trails make it an ideal spot for gathering your friends and enjoying the great outdoors.

Nolla Cabin near Helsinki, Finland


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Sleeps 2; £27 per night via Airbnb
Who says luxury has to cost the earth? This simple A-frame cabin by Robin Falck helps you reconnect with nature and live with less while enjoying nature’s simple pleasures – the ultimate luxury.

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