If you dream about retiring to a wooden mountain lodge surrounded by pristine nature, you might want to check out this mountain cottage on stilts. Designed by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, this woodland dwelling adapts to the sloping terrain while causing minimal impact on the ground -- which is covered with fluffy reindeer moss. The cabin is made from locally sourced pine wood, and it faces the west to capture striking views of Norway's Rondane mountains.
Located in Stor-Elvdal, Norway, this beautiful Mountain Cottage stands 900 meters above sea level. Embracing the sloping landscape, the L-shaped shelter stands on a small concrete sustaining wall and several stilts, causing minimal impact to the ground. The interior spaces are bright and filled with natural light thanks to massive windows that frame beautiful views of the surrounding environment.
The cabin is mainly constructed from local pinewood, and the ceiling is made of plywood rectangles that were painted in 19 different colors. All exterior wood was minimally treated, exposing the wood’s natural beauty.
Photos by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk