Located on the stunning coast of Kråkmora Holmar Island near Stockholm, Sweden, this geometric vacation shelter is energy-efficient and covered with locally sourced FSC certified pinewood. Designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune, the Kråkmora Holmar House functions as a guest house for a home 25 feet uphill. Simple, beautiful and boasting amazing views of the Baltic Sea, this shelter offers all you need for a few days of relaxation in nature - and nothing more.
The Kråkmora Holmar House is only 138 square feet — the limit for guest houses allowed by building authorities. A closed wooden façade facing uphill ensures privacy for both the main house and the guest house. All of the home’s other sides facing the waterline (located just 4 meters downhill) are wide open to magnificent views of the Baltic Sea.
The interior decoration is minimal – Nordic and vintage elements combine to create quiet spaces for drinking tea and daydreaming. A central fireplace — the home’s only heating source — is powered by local driftwood, and the entire home can be heated up in an hour. Fully insulated, the house’s electricity is sourced from ethical companies that only provide renewable energy.
The house is made entirely from locally sourced pinewood, which turns from yellow to a beautiful grey as the years pass (it’s a popular material for Sweden’s archipelago shelters). The wood is treated with non-toxic iron vitriol and sun-bleaching. Thinking in cycles, the architects installed a compost toilet for the house that turns waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer.
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