Nisser Micro Cabin by Feste Landscape / Architecture

Located in Nissedal, Telemark, Norway, Nisser Micro Cabin is a prototype of a floating micro cabin. Designed by Feste Landscape / Architecture in 2017 by the request of a local cabin developer, the 26-sqm (280-sqft) cabin accommodates up to seven people.

A local cabin developer contacted Feste Landscape / Architecture to design a floating micro cabin for their portfolio. Due to the local planning restrictions of the Nisser lake in Telemark, Norway, the prototype has been instead designed on stilts. However, the ultimate aim is to develop a floating version of the same cabin in the future.

From a sustainability point of view, the micro cabin offers an alternative to the emerging trend in the Norwegian holiday home market of luxury cabins with sprawling footprints.

The design attempts to maximise the user’s experience of the lake and the surrounding landscape. The glazed façade between the kitchen/living room and the covered terrace creates a seamless link between the inside and outside. Externally, the walls and roof of the cabin are clad in thermally treated pinewood, creating a precise and expressive design and at the same time blending in with its surroundings. Gutters and downpipes are integrated in the external walls allowing for clean facades from all angles.

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Photographs by David Fjågesund, Smarte Hytter AS
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