Groundbreaking architecture in breathtaking nature

Pan Tree Top Cabins, Gjesåssjøen, Norway
Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Cabins
  • 1 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from NOK 3900 nt
A-frames on stilts, inspired by Moomins

Where do we begin? Perhaps by saying that these long-legged lovelies were inspired by the homes of Tove Jansson’s round-bellied Moomins, by the tent-like shape of American A-frame cabins, by the soaring trees around them, by firetowers, and by power-line towers.

Whatever inspired them, they are the life project of journalist Kristian Rostad and actress Christine Mowinckel, who recruited an architect and a scientist to bring them to life.

Architect Espen Surnevik, known for his daring, innovative designs, envisioned sophisticated, man-made objects that would settle into the landscape without changing it. Master of Science Finn-Erick Nilsen was brought in to make the structural calculations, ensuring the ethereal designs could withstand the force of a double hurricane.

The result of all these imaginings and calculations? Majestic, almost otherworldly A-frame cabins on stilts, standing firm among the swaying trees of the boreal Finnskogen, the forest of the Finns, and described by French Vogue as “the perfect nature refuge”.

Named after Pan, the Greek god of forests and meadows, the two cabins are clad in black oxidized zinc and steel. Each is balanced on four pillars which are anchored to the rocky ground below, and accessed via free-standing spiral staircases and elevated walkways.

As if the cabins themselves weren’t striking enough, the location is extraordinary too. Finnskogen, two hours from Oslo and close to the Swedish border, is a massive ecological reserve full of elk, venison, capercaillie, wolves, bears and lynxes. These cabin rentals in Norway are definitely ones for the bucket list.

Nominations and awards for 2019: AD Design Awards / European Steel Design Awards / Dezeen Design Awards / Norwegian Steel Construction Awards

Description

Each cabin measures 40 square meters and, making great use of a small space, is able to sleep up to six guests. The main living room has an elevated mezzanine bedroom and a large window that allows daylight to flood the interiors. Cleverly, some of the extra beds are hidden in the walls. There’s one small kitchen per cabin and a bathroom with rain shower and toilet. 

The cabins are built using sustainable materials, including the pine flooring and walls, and feature wool textiles dyed the colors of the forest. The abundant light also acts as an eco-friendly heating source.

The owners, who live on a farm nearby, created the cabins as a place for recreation, far from everyday stress. They invite guests to come visit, to unplug, and enjoy the magical setting — great cabin rentals in Norway for families and friends alike.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

4G, electricity, floor heating, parking, charger for electric car, fireplace.

AROUND

Destinations worth checking out include the Gjesåsen Climbing Park and Gjesåssjøen Nature Reserve, where there are endless possibilities for short and long trips in untouched nature. PAN also provides activities like yoga, forest bathing and opportunities for  exploring by bike or snow shoe, depending on the season.

LOCATION

Gjesåsen, Norway. Nearest airport: OSL (Oslo Airport Gardermoen), a two-hour drive.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round

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  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |
  • Pan Treetop Cabins, Gjesasen, Norway |

Pan Tree Top Cabins

from NOK3900/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms1 mezzanine double per cabin, with four additional beds
Bed Type1 double, 4 singles per cabin
KitchenFully equipped kitchen in each cabin
Bathrooms1 bathroom
AccommodateSleeps up to 6 guests per cabin
Internet4G but limited wifi
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyNo pets
RatesIn low season, rates are 3900 NOK (double occupancy) for weekdays, 4900 NOK for Fridays, and 5400 NOK for Saturdays. There is an additional charge of 150 NOK for each extra guest (up to 6). In summer (June 20 to August 24), rates start at 4100 NOK for weekdays, 5100 NOK for Fridays, and 5600 NOK for Saturdays. There is a charge of 150-200 NOK for each extra guest.
Minimum Stay1 night
ViewBoreal forest of the Finnskogen
Notes

If you cancel or rebook to another date/cabin more than 21 days before arrival, all payment will then be refunded.
When changing the booking between 21 and 7 days before arrival, 50% of the payment is refundable.
Changes later than 7 days before arrival are non-refundable.

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