Two self-sustaining tiny cabins on remote island off the coast of Finland


Finnish designers Aleksi Hautamäki and Milla Selkimaki have performed what lots of only dream of — they have purchased an complete island to construct a beautiful off-grid retreat. Situated on five acres of rugged landscape, at the edge of the Archipelago National Park in Southwest Finland, Project Ö consists of two self-sustaining, solar-powered cabins that incorporate chic living spaces as effectively as a sauna and a workshop.

two wood gabled cabins

The ambitious designers bought the remote island two years ago with plans to constructed a set of off-grid cabins. According to Hautamäki, their vision was “to create all issues needed in as tiny space as achievable.” The outcome is two compact structures that give optimal functionality and comfort without the need of harming the current landscape.

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wood cabin with open outdoor dining area

wood cabin with open dining area in the middle

Due to the fact the designers purchased the island, they have constructed two narrow gabled cabins, which property the living spaces, a sauna and a workshop. The cabins sit elevated off of the rocky landscape by an expansive wooden deck.

interior living space with fireplace

wood table and black kitchen

The cabins are lengthy and narrow, with ultra-substantial windows that, in addition to flooding the interior with organic light, supply spectacular views of the island’s coast. Moreover, there are a quantity of outside lounge regions that let the designers and guests delight in spending time in the outdoors.

wood ladder leading up to sleeping loft

shed filled with tools

The key cabin is comprised of an open-program living area with a kitchen and dining location. A sleeping loft on the second floor is accessible by a ladder. The bedrooms and bathrooms are situated in the second cabin, which is accessible by way of a central, covered outside location. All in all, the cabins can sleep up to 10 men and women.

wood-burning stove against glass wall of a cabin

wood gabled cabin on a hill

Due to the remote place, the cabins had been also constructed to be entirely self-enough. Rooftop solar panels produce power, and there is an integrated water technique that filters seawater. Two wood-burning stoves supply hot water for the cabins and make the ultimate cozy atmosphere.

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Photography by Archmosphere by means of Project Ö


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