Project Ö Cabin by Aleksi Hautamäki and Milla Selkimäki

Project Ö Cabin (“Ö” is Swedish for ‘an island’) is a summer cabin, created by the designer couple of Aleksi Hautamäki and Milla Selkimäki for themselves to escape. Located on an island of five acres that they have purchased, in the Finnish Archipelago, the project includes the main cabin with a sauna and the workshop totaling just 70m² (753ft²).

The buildings pay a tribute to the traditional Finnish archipelago aesthetics, with cabled roof, long eaves, extended gutters and vertical cladding. The shape of the cabins is long and narrow, which allows for large window surfaces with varying views, as well as possibilities for very different types of functions at the opposite ends of the building; for example, sundowner drinks with friends at one end, while the kids are sleeping in the other.

The vision was to have all things necessary with as little space as possible. All individual spaces have been designed to be as compact as they can without compromising the functionality and comfort. The two buildings are just 70m² in total, yet they sleep 10 adults comfortably if needed.

The island is totally self-sufficient, as it uses solar power for energy and filtered sea water for drinking. The houses have running water, flush toilet, heating, cooling, and a modern kitchen. Hot running water is produced with a sauna stove and the same system provides heating to the floors.

— Aleksi Hautamäki and Milla Selkimäki

Models and Drawings:


Photographs by Archmospheres – Marc Goodwin
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