Having previously peaked in popularity between 1950 and 1975, the A-frame is experiencing a serious comeback. Whether it’s the triangular shape that always appears so photogenic against any backdrop or the simplicity of the overall design, we’re so on board with the resurgence. Here are 9 of our favourite A-frames where you can holiday like it’s 1975.
Scotts Head A Frame
Scotts Head, NSW, Australia
This authentic 1970’s beach house is nestled on top of the headland with panoramic views of the ocean. Your quintessential Australian holiday awaits with a flat grassed area outside for a game of cricket or a BBQ or just sit and enjoy a quiet drink and the breathtaking views.
Sunshine Beach, QLD, Australia
At this impeccably designed and styled A-frame, nudged right up against Noosa National Park, you can embrace the freedom of a cabin in the woods while being a five-minute drive from Noosa. Snuggle into the leather lounge, gaze out over the fern forest and keep your eyes peeled for Karl the koala . This Canadian-style chalet is a place to sleep bathed in moonlight in the loft bedroom and wake to birdsong.
Private beachfront A-frame
Oak Beach, QLD, Australia
This dreamy A-frame has its own private beach in Far North Queensland. This luxury accommodation is located just 10 minutes south of Port Douglas in Cottonwood with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living area that opens up onto a huge deck with ocean views, AND a swimming pool and tennis court. Yes please!
Esperance Chalet Village
Esperance, WA, Australia
Tucked behind the dunes near one of Western Australia’s dreamiest beaches, a dilapidated summer camp has been given a new lease on life with these chic A-frames transformed into Esperance Chalet Village. Under cotton-candy skies, this is what old school beach holiday dreams are made of. Unpretentious, barefoot relaxation amongst the paperbarks, banksia and salt bush.
Magnetic Island, QLD, Australia
Once word gets out about this dreamy, freshly renovated A-frame on Magnetic Island, the sleepy Queensland island will be a local’s secret no more. Found footsteps from the golden sands of Horseshoe Bay, surrounded by palm and mango trees, the Maggie A-Frame sleeps up to 5 guests between 3 beds. The lounge and kitchen flows out onto the large deck, where requisite sundowners will help you sink into Maggie time.
Gundagai, NSW, Australia
While most rural farm experiences conjure up thoughts of dirty boots and squeaky mattresses, these architecturally designed A-frame eco huts are far beyond what you’d call ‘rustic’. Sheltered from the wind and making the most of the spectacular views of the Murrumbidgee River flats through floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll find yourself completely off-grid with all of the luxuries of a five-star stay at Kimo Estate. Enjoy a wood-fired hot tub in the cooler months (or a plunge tub in the summer) in the luxurious Sweeney’s Hut, or choose Fergo’s hut if you love a good outdoor fire pit.
Rancho Relaxo Mountain A-Frame
Rhododendron, Oregon, USA
This A-frame is your perfect Slow Stay nestled into the mountains under huge whitebark pines it is located in beautiful Mount Hood, Oregon – 50 miles east-southeast of Portland. Cosy up inside by the fire or explore the nearby waterfalls, hot springs, and glaciers.
Tye Haus A-Frame
Skykomish, Washington, USA
If skiing and hiking are your thing, this A-frame is located just minutes from Steven’s Pass ski resort. And while the cabin is stocked with board games and a smart TV, we bet you’ll spend most of your time outside in the hot tub.
A-Frame in the woods
Brook Park, Minnesota, USA
With its name meaning “Little North” in Swedish, this 1978 A-frame cabin is located on five acres of woods along the Snake River, Minnesota. Meticulously restored to its original glory, the cabin is filled with authentic furniture and gorgeous vintage pieces sourced from the local area.