Called the Timber Tea House, this Vermont structure by Birdseye Design brings the outdoors in (or the indoors out?) with comfort.
If you're considering more permanently merging with the outdoors, consider a dwelling like this "tree house" by Standard, which uses solar design, climate control, and a post-and-beam structure to allow for floor-to-ceiling openings.
The interior with its sleek comfort, and fabulous view of the LA basin.
Add a shed to the back of your property for an extra work space, greenhouse, or hideaway for evening coffee and literature.
Screen your back porch to keep bugs at bay and create for yourself another room entirely.
In a smaller or urban porch, hang a hammock or set up a cot for a smaller sleep option. Don't forget the stack of books and lemonade.
Set out extra rockers or wicker furniture. For geographies with bugs, line up citronella candles and a small fan.
Add floor task lamps at either end to allow for a nighttime glow and reading light.