When the Norwegian couple, Bendik Manum and Annelise Bjerkan, designed their beautiful rustic cabin, located in Trollheimen Meldal, Norway, the goal was to create a simple and maintenance-free getaway. The result then is a functional and minimalistic retreat that retains its air of comfort and convenience.
The cabin is only 118 ft2/ 11.5 m2, but despite its small size the furnishings include a double bed, two bunk beds for kids, a dining table with chairs along with a bench that can also serve as a guest bed. The cabin doesn’t have electricity, or solar panels and water is collected in a nearby stream. The composting toilet is placed in an outhouse close by.
All building materials are selected with environmental considerations being taken into account. The wood is all short-traveled pine, the roof is recycled slate and the couple has collected the moss that is used to fill the gaps between the logs themselves.© Photo: Pasi Aalto