Aurora Cabin


An architectural student in Northern Norway decided to build this remote retreat in the wilderness.







A rustic, remote, off-grid cabin built using reclaimed materials in Northern, Norway.


  • Liz says:

    It looks cold and uncomfortable. But it does have a minimalist vibe, to it. I like the deck. It’s a good shell to start with.

  • Lynne says:

    I love minimalism, but this is ridiculous. On the outside, my first impression was, ah, a tar paper shack… but no, this apparently is intentional. Why is the supporting column in front slanted, like it’s all ready to fall down? Inside is, to me, even worse. I’d prefer camping in a tent.

    • Anna says:

      I don’t think that’s a supporting column. I think it’s just a 2 x 4 holding the door up, transforming it into an awning…..

  • Sarah says:

    Ouch. These comments are typical internet rude. Are you unable to see something you’re not into without talking smack?

  • Rob says:

    Not to mention that rustic and remote can limit ability to transport resources to site, and I like how recycled materials were used for the build. If you haven’t done it, don’t knock it.

  • Kathy says:

    The materials are intriguing; are those haybales or what? I would be enchanted to have a retreat like this. It looks enchanted.

    The pictures being taken on an evidently dank Norwegian day make me smile. Put more wood in the stove and make a nice cup of tea! Show it steaming in a handthrown mug: voila, coziness.

    It’s a lot more welcoming than summer camp was, and not half as rainy.

  • Marjorie cox Fabian says:

    This cabin did make me swoon…but in a more negative way.
    Much like the Frankton House that was featured, it looks like something a man
    might live in …alone, just the bare minimum..nothing fancy!
    (I hope I didn’t offend any man is stating this. I am just trying to describe
    my feelings about these two “houses”.)

  • Kathy says:

    Just looked again ; not haybales, nor some extraordinary new kind of construction, lol. It’s just a woodpile for the stove on the right –I thought it was some fabulous aesthetic choice . It sort of still is — cue the lyrics “isn’t it good Norwegian wood” 🙂

    This simple tiny house is probably not meant for full-time living unless you want to live a particularly monkish life, but it’s a lovely way to get close to nature, made by hand from found materials, and I bet you can get quite a bit of writing done there. I thought people were complaining about too much cookie-cutter commercialization?

    • 2BarA says:

      Basic and spartan, but substantial. A cut above camping in a tent. Has potential
      for those who want something fancier. Lovely setting.

  • Gabrielle Charest says:

    This strikes me as being a little shelter for a getaway, so it doesn’t really need much more. Or maybe it’s still a work in progress. In any case, I smiled when I looked at it, the wet wood and ground, and its name is the Aurora!

  • Jackie says:

    I like how it’s minimalistic. There’s plenty of space under the beds for backpacks or drawer-buckets for a more permanent stay.

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