With the ocean on one side and the magnificent 4 million year old Hafnarfjall volcano in the background, this little cabin house from Iceland enjoys one of the most gorgeous and scenic sites anywhere in the world.
The owners of this house wanted to preserve the beautiful landscape and the ecosystem as best as possible and chose to have the house factory-built and completely made off-site. They collaborated with studio Manta North to turn their vision into reality.
By choosing not to have the house built on site the owners reduced the impact that this project had on the area around the house. Also, this meant that the entire structure could be assembled in just a few hours so one day this whole house just popped up and was ready to sleep in by the time it got dark. It made for a quite surprising discovery for the neighbors in the morning.
The house is a combination of two modules that measure 48 sqm x 25 sqm each. These are connected by a small corridor which brings the house to 79 square meters of living space in total. These are structured into a living room, an open kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom. Large floor-to-ceiling windows expose these areas to the gorgeous views of the ocean and the mountain range while the dark facades covered in thermally-treated wood help the house blend in with this extraordinary landscape.