Well, here we are. Another Autumn is upon us in this brief and baffling adventure called life. But there's a bright spot: the new Bon Iver album is out! And, sure, we could stoically listen to it at our desks, pretending that the ocean of emotion swelling within us is like NBD, or we could just really lean into this whole thing. So toss on a blanket, pour yourself some whiskey in a tin camping mug and enjoy this list of cabins selected for the perfect cry to accompany each new heart-wrenching track.
22 (OVER S∞∞N) - An Off the Grid Houseboat
This cabin, designed to use as few of earth's precious resources as possible, is the perfect spot to meditate on the line "it might be over soon." What is it? What is time? Consider these questions on the chemical-free toilet.
10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄ — Tin House
This tin house looks somehow both austere and cozy, able to withstand the island storms with a cool reserve while inviting you in. Let its sleek and impenetrable nature stand in stark contrast to the ugly cries we are sure to have while listening to this song, staring out into the clouds.
715 - CRΣΣKS — Finnish Birch Tree Cabin
Thought about going literal and finding a cabin next to a creek, but that would be way too heavy handed and maybe a little too much to handle in our fragile emotional state. Elizabeth stated in her original post, "Made with untreated birch wood, the cabin evokes cozy memories of old barn walls and log cabins," much like this song evokes memories of earlier Bon Iver songs which were recorded in a cabin and cried to during long walks across campus.
33 "GOD" - Coralie's Cozy, Southwest-Inspired One Room Cabin in the Pacific Northwest
This song includes the lyric, "I'd be happy as hell if you stayed for tea." This cabin comes complete with a gorgeous teapot, ready to pour a soothing cup for one but always open to a surprise visit from Justin Vernon.
29 #Strafford APTS — Montana Cabin
Sometimes, you need space to really feel. This beautiful cabin in a clearing will let us listen, breathe and just be. Maybe a horse will gallop by and we'll feel truly alive.
666 ʇ — Modern Cabin in the Woods
This space offers great views, a remote location and when we get tired of crying next to one fireplace, we can shuffle down the hall and cry by a new one.
21 M♢♢N WATER — Igloo Satellite Cabin from IceWall One
There's some serious funky space-jazz happening at the end of this one, so this futuristic number is perfect for eating too many Dippin' Dots (the ice cream of the future) and blissing out to this slow burn of a track. It'll keep us warm all through the dissonant clarinet.
8 (circle) — Tree House Cabin
This song is misty and expansive, recalling sun breaking through the leaves after a rainstorm. Feel cautiously optimistic and maybe begin to believe that the pain of love is worth it after all on the charming porch of this treehouse.
____45_____ — Deer Cabin
This feels like a song people might sing together around a fire. Should we want to pull ourselves out of our solitary reflection and share in this journey with others, this cabin's ample outdoor space and welcoming glow should do the trick.
00000 Million — This Cabin for Sale in Woodstock, NY
This cabin costs a million dollars. Actual tears.