Self-sustaining cabins built on Finnish island

Work has been completed on a series of self-sustaining cabins on a Finnish island close to the Archipelago National Park.

Designed by Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki the cabins can sleep up to 10 people. Two of the cabins provide living spaces as well as a workshop and sauna.

The concept behind the island was to have all of the necessary functions whist using as little space as possible.

The vision was to have all things necessary with as little space as possible.

Aesthetically, the cabins were designed as “a tribute to traditional Finnish Archipelago aesthetics", the simple cabins are clad in vertical wooden planks, and topped with gabled roofs, with long eaves and extended gutters.

Through the use of solar energy and filtered sea water, the island is completely self-sufficient. A sauna stove also proves hot running water and heating to the floors.

"The vision was to have all things necessary with as little space as possible," said the designers.

"All individual spaces have been designed to be as compact as they can be without compromising the functionality and comfort."

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