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    Solar-powered timber cabin shelters hikers from harsh Norwegian weather

    Located amongst mountains and glaciers at Okstindan in northern Norway, the highly durable Rabot Tourist Cabin is a welcoming retreat for adventurous explorers.

    Recently completed by Jarmund/Vigsnaes Arkitekter, the cabin is built from thick, locally cut timber boards that are treated with ferric sulfate for a grey, naturally aged aesthetic.

    The site is inaccessible via road and is only reachable on foot or by ski, meaning the cabin relies upon solar panels for electricity and two wood burners to heat up the space.

    Internally, the cabin contains around 30 beds divided across seven bedrooms, while two entrance foyers provide storage and washroom amenities.

    Above the kitchen, a large mezzanine level houses two common rooms with double-height ceilings and windows offering expansive views across the spectacular landscape.

    All windows have been calibrated for accurate gas pressure on site to protect the glass from possible high altitude self-destruction.

    A secondary rescue hut is also located 50 metres away from the cabin as a safe shelter in case the main building is damaged or destroyed in a snowstorm.

    The Rabot Tourist Cabin is named after French glaciologist and geographer Charles Rabot, who thoroughly explored the mountains in the area.

    Photo: Jan Inge Larsen

    Photo: Svein Arne Brygfjeld

    Photo: Svein Arne Brygfjeld

    Courtesy Arch Daily

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