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Each hut consists of two bedrooms with double beds, a small alcove, bathroom, shower, and small kitchen. Stinessen made sure to provide enough built-in storage for visitors, while also sticking to raw pine surfaces.

Each hut consists of two bedrooms with double beds, a small alcove, bathroom, shower, and small kitchen. Stinessen made sure to…

Stinessen placed each cabin strategically in order to ensure the best unobstructed views and the right amount of privacy. He points out, "We wanted to emphasize the existing structures and landscape—and to do it without disturbing the stone quay or mountain."

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This boutique hotel on Norway's Manshausen Island is made up of four sea cabins that jut out from their natural ledge. Architect Snorre Stinessen carefully positioned them on an existing stone quay and built them to fit two to four travelers, or a family of five. To allow them to cantilever off the edge, their cross laminated timber floor plates are mounted onto two steel beams.

Perched on the icy-fringes of Manshausen Island, 200 kilometers north of the Norwegian Arctic Circle, isolated cabins--cocoons--have front row seats for the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun.

While you’re there, make sure to try out activities or sports that take advantage of the incredible natural surroundings. You’ll be able to rent a boat, kayak, snow shoes, a bicycle, or fishing and diving equipment. You can also even sign up for a group fishing trip or have a chance to see the winter lights.

Manshausen, an island resort designed by Snorre Stinessen for polar explorer Børge Ousland. Snorre Stinessen is a Norwegian architect who received his Mast

The cabins are made up of two layers of cross laminated timber (CLT). The exterior layer is made of Larch wood while the inner structural core and interior surfaces are made of pine. The huts are wrapped from the roof to the rear with aluminum for an extra layer of protection against the salty water and air.

Adventure calls on this Norwegian island that hosts cantilevered glass cabins and endless possibilities for the explorer at heart.

Dwell - Have You Ever Wanted to Stay in a Norwegian Sea Cabin? This boutique hotel on Norway's Manshausen Island is made up of four sea cabins that jut out from their natural ledge. Architect Snorre Stinessen carefully positioned them on an existing stone quay and built them to fit two to four travelers, or a family of five. To allow them to cantilever off the edge, their cross laminated timber floor plates are mounted onto two steel beams.

Dwell - Have You Ever Wanted to Stay in a Norwegian Sea Cabin? This boutique hotel on Norways Manshausen Island is made up of four sea cabins that jut out from their natural ledge. Architect Snorre Stinessen carefully positioned them on an existing stone

Dwell - Have You Ever Wanted to Stay in a Norwegian Sea Cabin? This boutique hotel on Norway's Manshausen Island is made up of four sea cabins that jut out from their natural ledge. Architect Snorre Stinessen carefully positioned them on an existing stone quay and built them to fit two to four travelers, or a family of five. To allow them to cantilever off the edge, their cross laminated timber floor plates are mounted onto two steel beams.

Dwell - Have You Ever Wanted to Stay in a Norwegian Sea Cabin? This boutique hotel on Norway's Manshausen Island is made up of four sea cabins that jut out from their natural ledge. Architect Snorre Stinessen carefully positioned them on an existing stone