Fantasy Chic: The Accordian Cabin

Yesterday I wrote about some examples of cabin chic homes from some of our more adventure seeking House Tour participants. Today, I thought I’d follow up with one of the coolest spaces I found while researching other stylish cabins - the versatile vacation home of architects Maartje Lammers and Boris Zeisser.

Nestled near a stream deep in Sweden’s Glaskogen nature reserve, this reptilian looking structure, originally transformed from an 18th-centuruy fisherman’s cottage, was reconstructed for use as the summer getaway of Maartje Lammers and Boris Zeisser, both principle architects of design firm 24H Architecture. Its compact size and modern furnishings, combined with indigenous features, like walls draped with reindeer skin and silver birch, make it the perfect place to kick off your boots around a wood stove after a long day of fishing.

Because of the area’s laws, which prohibits the expansion of residential properties beyond 30 square meters, Lammers and Zeisser were forced to think outside the box (as it were), and added an extension to the property mounted on a rolling steel frame. Now whenever they want a little extra space, they can stretch out the neck of their little dinosaur cabin, gaining a few extra feet without breaking the law.

To read more about Lammers and Zeisser’s accordion cabin, read their feature in The Guardian.

Images: James Silverman

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