This small cabin on a Swedish island called Trossö, is taking minimal one step further, containing only a sauna and a bedroom with large picture windows that frame views of the surrounding Forrest.
The funny thing about the cabin, is that no matter how small, the space seems so pleasant and easily furnishable with cozy pillows, posters, and all sorts of artistic objects
The exterior of the ‘Ermitage’ cabin, designed by Swedish architect duo SEPTEMBRE, is made of Swedish spruce painted with a mat black paint. The interior floor boards are also Swedish spruce. Walls and ceiling are clad in plywood. All materials had to be transported by boat and carried by hand since there are no connections or roads to the main land on the island. The sloping roof was for the interior volume and also all local vernacular fishing cabins have pitched roof, the building is raised from the ground to do the least possible impact on nature
Situated in just 50 metres from the the North Sea, the cabin's large windows should definitely give "the feeling of being immersed in the landscape".
In days where we can easily access a wealth of luxurious places to retreat, or live, it seems minimal lodging (and architecture) is only flourishing. Tiny houses/architecture have never truly gone out of style. From the very early days of home building, when the construction was done by hand and usually by the people who would be occupying the home, small homes have been built out of necessity. But today many people continue the trend for the sake of simplicity or the environment.
One thing is for sure, being in a minuscule space definitely encourages you to rid your life of all types of clutter and get back to what is really important.