Norway boasts incredible, unspoilt nature, from sprawling fjords and jagged coastlines to snaking glaciers and green pastures. And now, one company has announced accommodation options that will capitalise on the stunning views, with guests sleeping in sleek, futuristic birdboxes with large windows to take in the surroundings.
Created by Livit, the “birdbox for humans” has a minimalist design that highlights the scenery around it. Created with natural shapes and colours inspired by the mountains of Norway, the boxes have been designed to blend in with nature. The designer of Birdbox and co-founder of Livit is the Norwegian designer Torstein Aa, also known for designing the award winning sightseeing vessel “Vision of The Fjords”.
The birdboxes will be located across the country, offering travellers a new experience in every place they visit. It comes in two versions, Mini and Medi, and is able to be put in place with a helicopter, meaning that they can be installed in interesting, harder to reach locations.
“We wanted to create a product that could enable unique experiences, with minimal environmental footprint. We wanted to make a product where the visitors felt as one with nature but still had the comfort of a hotel room. The product shouldn’t have any limitations regarding where it could be placed and withstand any environment,” Torstein Aa, designer at Livit told Lonely Planet.
The company also said that guests can expect a unique experience with a sense of freedom and calmness, with the birdboxes being made to showcase all types of weather. “This can be anything from a sunset in the fjords, watching the stormy seas or relaxing with a mountain view”.
There are currently two birdboxes placed on the west coast of Norway, available to book through the Livit website and through Airbnb. “People can also purchase their own. It won’t be long until more birdboxes come with new locations,” Torstein said.