The Glass House – A Rustic Retreat In The Hills Of Wisconsin

This rustic, glass-wall cabin in Wisconsin has been aptly named The Glass House. The retreat is just one of many offered by Candlewood, a small venture operated by husband and wife, Norbert and Susan Calnin.


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Candlewood is set among the hills of Wisconsin’s Ocooch Mountains, and offers a variety of unique retreats and cozy getaways. The Glass House itself is a post and beam timber frame structure, with a ceiling that’s open to the roof above.


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Set in the midst of a forest, there’s a sense of enchantment surrounding the cabin. The exterior features a patio area with a large fire pit. The bathroom facilities can be found to the rear of the building in a separate little hut, and are accessed over a small walkway.


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The cabin features an indoor gas fireplace to keep you toasty during the winter, and air conditioning for the warmer summer months. It also comes with a whirlpool bath, a microwave, refrigerator, toaster, and a coffee maker – what more do you need for a weekend retreat.

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Candlewood itself is open year-round, and sports a variety of nearby activities, including class 1 and 2 trout streams for fishing, canoeing in Wisconsin River, House on the Rock, American Players Theater, and several state parks, to name just a few.

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For more cabins check out the Tiny Trek Cabin by Kristel Hermans Architectuur. Or, this rustic cabin by Clark Stevens that’ll set you back a cool $1 million. See all cabins.

P.S. I hope you all have a very merry Christmas, Niall.

Photos: Candlewood

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. Just a quick note to say thank-you for the regular feast for my eyes and imagination
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