Birdbox Tiny Hotels in Nature

The Birdboxes sit in the middle of nature, one with a view of mountains and the other with a view of the fjord. Waking up and looking out the large windows, you might feel like you’re in a virtual reality simulation — immersion in nature like this, with a real bed and heating, doesn’t usually happen in real life. But the Birdbox tiny houses are real, and you can stay in them as you experience nature in Norway.

So far, Birdbox has two locations: one in Forde, perched on a hill in front of the Førdefjord along the southwestern coast of Norway, and the other in Gaular, about an hour’s drive south, near the mountains Storehesten and Lillehesten.

Between the two cabins is the Langelande ski resort.

The Forde Birdbox is the smaller of the two; the mini-size cabin looks like a perfect cube.

The other, midi-size,

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A Classic and Grounded Subtropical Renovation in Queensland

How do you design a house on traditional Queensland stilts but still make it feel connected to ground? Building on a slope is a good start, and it helps when the client wants to minimise demolition to the existing structure. For DAH Architecture, it was mostly about taking advantage of the elements and the natural atmosphere of the home’s native surrounds.

‘This project is a great example of not needing 12-foot ceilings to produce a serene and comfortable space,’ explains architect David Hansford. DAH Architecture managed to successfully integrate the original house’s street-facing intimacy with the sloping landscape in a minimal renovation.

Air flow is key in sub-tropical climates, and the free-standing dimensions of the original dwelling enhanced the access and influence of natural elements. Slatted panelling coaxes filtered light from all directions, encouraging it to refract and dapple as it enters the living space. Large sliding doors open out

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