If the gruesome city life is getting to you, and you’re looking for a quaint cabin getaway, then I might just have the perfect one for you. The Hvaler archipelago is a true island paradise in Norway. If you want to relax in peace while being surrounded by water, then you may want to check out the ‘Kjerringholmen’ cabin tucked away in the archipelago. Designed by Line Solgaard, the Kjerringholmen is a tiny compact holiday home that blends almost too perfectly with the Norwegian archipelago.
Designer: Line Solgaard
Kjerringholmen is proof “that large houses don’t necessarily mean more quality of life. In just 63 square meters, with smart planning, it still has plenty of usable space,” said the studio. Occupying 63 square meters, the cabin is supported by steel pillars and surrounded by a dusky rocky landscape. The exterior of the home has been clad in wood, forming a rather cozy wooden shell, that merges with the surrounding landscape. It is located on a private island that is owned by the client, and the island provides fantastic views of the looming water. Although the home occupies a concise portion of land, it has been designed extremely efficiently, so as to support a smart way of living.
The cabin features an interesting multifaceted design, which allows it to have diverse shapes and forms when viewed from different angles. This always makes it a delight to look at! This simple yet substantial tactic imparts the cabin with a sense of spaciousness and a dynamic nature. What would have been an otherwise extremely remote living experience, transforms into an interesting and dynamic one. The cabin is small but detailed and efficient and aims to work harmoniously with the outdoors.
The studio chose to place the tiny cabin on steel pillars, in order to create minimum disturbance to the surrounding landscape. They wanted to keep the cabin’s impact on the land as minimal as possible. This allowed the home to maintain a subtle indoor-outdoor connection, and be equipped with an exciting outdoor area where guests can gather, interact, and chill. “This approach of ‘build smaller, build smart’, treating nature with respect, keeping the ecological footprint as small as possible is a natural Norwegian mindset, as we like to spend time in nature and the outdoor, to roam,” said the studio.