If, like me, you’re planning your summer trip somewhere and want to find something out of the ordinary, then look no further than these stunning holiday homes renowned for their unique design. At the heart of their architectural concept is functionality and beauty, with space to breathe in the light and fresh air. Set in some of the best scenery, they are quirky and a world away from the archetypal holiday home we’ve come to know. They are also a refreshing change to the usual hotel scenario, giving you your own space and environment. The evolution of the holiday home has certainly arrived.
The Split View Mountain Lodge in Havsdalen, Norway:
Designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, these cabins make use of compact space in an ingenious way, and are designed with a strong Scandinavian context in mind.
Image credits: Homeli
Rental Cottages in Brekkuskógur, Southwest Iceland:
Designed by PK Arkitektar, these rural timber cottages melt into the landscape, and combine local tradition and nature at the heart of the design.
Image credits: Nordic Design
Treehotel in Boreal Forest, Lapland, Sweden:
These six uniquely different cabins are renowned for their ethereal and surreal nature. Suspended 4-6 metres above ground, you become immersed in the forest canopy.
Image credits: Treehotel
Anttolanhovi Art and Design Villas, Anttola, Finland:
A Finnish cabin reinvented – a minimalist structure that blends in with the landscape. They can sleep up to a group of ten and your cabin can be enhanced by hotel services.
Image credits: The Guardian
Aavego, Nordjylland, Denmark:
The clean architectural lines of the Aavego structures compliment the rustic and natural landscape surrounding them, while the bright interior encapsulates the light and open surroundings.
Image credits: Boutique Homes
Tags: architecture, holiday
Words are my thing, and so are great designs. Based in the UK, and since graduating in English Lit, I try as much as possible to read everything to do with design, culture and style. Since travelling to Norway and Denmark a handful of times, I have become besotted with Scandinavian style and design.
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