10 Stylish Types of Mountain Houses From Around The World

Mountain houses are not uncommon. They’ve been around for centuries. There are many different types of houses around the world, and depending on where you want to construct your house in the mountain, almost any kind will work just fine. Here are the types of mountain houses with name, picture examples, and definitions (where needed).

Mountain huts are mountain homes that are usually built in high mountains. More than likely the only way to reach them is by foot. They are not traditional homes but serve as a place of rest for hikers, mountaineers, etc. Modern huts date back to 1863 in the Swiss Alpines and 1889 in the United States.

The House on the Cliff is a two-story home built on a 42-degree incline in Salobreña, Spain. The house itself is a very nice house that has breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea.

"The House on the Cliff." Perched on a 42-degree incline, the two-story home in Granda, Spain, with a view of the swimming pool.
The House on the Cliff

Some houses have beautiful wood trims which are a common feature of houses built in the mountains. The surrounding trees and other plants complement the home perfectly.

Beautiful decorative wood trim adorns the outside of this one level Mountain Craftsman house plan.
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This home features a beautiful stone and wood exterior designed by Zone 4 Architects. It was built completed by Jack Wilkie Builder, Inc. and is named “Downtown Aspen”.

This captivating and expansive three-story modern mountain home with natural subtleties was designed by Suman Architects, located in Vail, Colorado. It is made of dry-stack stone, copper paneling, cedar siding, and a standing seam copper roof.

Suman Architects Mountain Home

The Hanok house is a traditional Korean home. Ideally, a Hanok house is built in such a way that there’s a mountain in the back and a river in the front.

You can stay in a beautiful glass home nestled between lustrous trees on a mountainside in Japan. The Izu Cliff house is available for rent on Airbnb. This modernist cliff-side villa was built in 1971 and sits alone inside a coastal National Park on the southern tip of Japan’s stunning the Izu Peninsula. 

Situated between Plockton and Kyle of Lochalsh, this remote bed and breakfast mountain home has stunning views of the ocean and mountains around it. The owners also raise farm animals and you’re welcome to help and interact with them if you so desire. The home is dubbed the “Barley House“.

This 2,850 SF guest house in the Rocky Mountains blends into and accentuates its mountain environment. The “House in the Mountains” received a 2013 AIA National Housing Award and was recognized in Architectural Record as the August 2013 “House of the Month”.

This modern-rustic mountain home has a warm and comfortable look despite being buried in the snowy mountains of Big Sky, Montana, USA. The home is nicknamed ” The Mountain Peek”.

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Many homes in mountainous regions have unique designs and the Tuscon Mountain Retreat is no different. The house was designed in relation to the rocks, cacti and surrounding environment.

Tucson Mountain Retreat, Location: Tucson AZ, Architect: DUST

Mountain homes have been and will continue to be a popular home choice for homeowners and a welcome challenge for the architects and contractors who construct houses in these picturesque natural areas.