Be Free As a Bird, Inspiration
For Your Adventurous Experience
Be free as a bird. This motto was inspired by the architects from the Helen & Hard Architects studio and created a unique cabin for life in the treetops. Given that their Woodnest cabin is located in Odd, Norway, this reason is quite obvious - a stunning view. From this setting, guests in the cabin are able to connect with nature as few other creatures on Earth can. "It follows from the client's desire to create a unique spatial experience that combines with the common and extraordinary feeling of climbing and exploring trees," the architects explain, "our goal was to create a space that truly embodies what it means to dwell in nature."
"Because the cabins float about 15 to 20 feet above the ground, the outdoor experience takes place without affecting the forest floor. The houses can be reached via a small wooden bridge. Like the bird's nest, these nests are cozy. premises. There are only 160 square feet available, so the architects had to be creative with how it was organized. This space included a bathroom and a bedroom that line both sides of the entrance.
Looking around these rooms you enter the kitchen and living room with a glass façade that opens up amazing views. The exterior of the Woodnest cabin is covered with untreated shingles, which gives the nest the look of a cone and helps it to blend in even more with the forest. Each of the cabins uses a single tree to support and rests on a steel collar that allows the tree to continue to grow in the years to come. The interior is finished in the folk style of wood and its structure includes wood. From these peaceful nests, guests can relax in the peaceful countryside overlooking the extraordinary Norwegian fjord.