Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, distinguished Scottish interior designers, television hosts, and property experts, are passionate advocates of cabin living, splitting their time between residences in Canada and their cherished homeland of Scotland. Their latest masterpiece, “Escapology: Modern Cabins, Cottages, and Retreats,” showcases a stunning array of contemporary retreats, from serene weekend getaways by the sea to secluded woodland escapes and rustic mountain hideaways, designed to inspire a tranquil and harmonious lifestyle.

Believing fervently in the restorative power of cabin living, the authors emphasize its profound positive impact on health, wellbeing, and happiness. Whether it’s a charming Nordic cottage nestled amidst a forest, a rugged mountain lodge in Montana, an awe-inspiring treehouse in Canada, or a minimalist “hotel” enclosed by steel walls in Denmark, each retreat offers the opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life and reconnect with nature.

As both a style guide and lifestyle companion, “Escapology” presents a captivating collection of classic and contemporary cottages and cabins, accompanied by detailed design profiles and striking photography. Furthermore, the book offers invaluable practical advice on building and design, covering topics such as different dwelling styles, sustainability, off-grid living, tiny homes, budget-friendly renovations, room zoning, décor, and more. With insights tailored to the tastes of Colin and Justin’s dedicated fan base, “Escapology” serves as an indispensable resource for those seeking to create their own idyllic retreat in harmony with nature.

As Seen in Canadian Home Trends Magazine, Cottage & Outdoor Living 2024 – Available on Amazon.

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