Friday Cabins #11: Geometric Escapes from the Baltics
From Finland to Estonia, these striking cabins draw inspiration from the cosmos and unique surrounding landscapes alike
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Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, temps are reportedly rising above 60 degrees (!), and the Spring Equinox is but around the corner. If you care about these tings, there’s also a Full Moon tonight! And if not, now you know. You should also know, it’s unfortunately called the Worm Moon. But anyway! Basically, the weather and cosmos are here to tell us, cheer up, life may not be so bad after all.
Today we look at two cabins from the Baltic Sea States of Estonia and Finland, otherwise known as the we-don’t-fuq-around-when-it-comes-to-cabin-design…states. These two beauties have a particular geometric design about them, and make a pretty nice picture amongst their surroundings. Read on, enjoy, and enjoy the weather :)
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Outside of Tallin, Estonia, sits Maidla Nature Resort, a recently restored manor complex surrounded by sprawling wetlands. And while the manor and adjoining buildings are available to rent for events, their "Nature Villa" is of particular note for nature lovers. Designed by Mari Hunt of b210 architecture, the Nature Villa acts as both an escape for guests and an event space for the Resort.
The cabin sits three feet above the wetland below, with a boardwalk and spacious diamond-shaped deck leading into a stadium-style staircase that acts as the cabin roof. This is where guests can gather for events. Below, the cabin interior is a cozy space designed for 1 or 2 people, with a small storage area, kitchenette, and king-sized bed overlooking the surroundings. The Nature Villa is available to rent for $380/night on AirBnb or directly through the Maidla Nature Resort website.
In Eastern Finland, the Meteorite Cabin by Ateljé Sotamaa is an ode to the large boulders of the Koli Foret, which once served as a defense against the Soviet Union during the 1939 Winter War. Shaped like a giant rock itself, the cabin appears to have crash-landed on this planet. With windows appearing at random, clad in black, and three-stories high, the cabin carries the same mysterious and intimidating aura as its namesake, although for the client, this is a holiday home.
Inside, things are almost the complete opposite. Light, bright, and full of nooks and crannies, the interior is like an at-home playground. There were no predetermined purposes assigned to rooms, so the house is allowed to shift and change with the inhabitant's whims. The space does revolve around a central atrium, however, with a 107-square-foot skylight at the top, and below that, a large net bed for stargazing.
That’s it! Ta ta for now, dear reader. Pls log off and enjoy ur weekend ☮️