The Nolla Cabin Shows Guests How A Zero-Waste Lifestyle Could Be Like

Meet Nolla, a prototype cabin which operates completely off-the-grid and which can be installed n any terrain with no need for a permanent foundation. Nolla means zero in Finnish and this perfectly explains the concept at the very core of this special project. The cabin was designed by Robin Falck for Neste, an energy company from Finland. The goal of the project was to create a structure which visitors can rent in order to experience living close to nature and with a minimal environmental impact.

The cabin is a demonstration of how living off-the-grid and n harmony with nature would be likeView in gallery
The cabin is a demonstration of how living off-the-grid and n harmony with nature would be like

The cabin was built and furnished using only sustainable materials. It was prefabricated from locally-sourced plywood in only one week and then quickly installed on a private lot off the coast of Helsinki. Because it’s so easy to assemble, disassemble and transform the whole structure, no heavy machinery was needed. Thanks to its A-frame structure and elevated design, the cabin can be installed on pretty much any terrain. It has a triangular window made from polycarbonate for safety reasons and a tiny footprint of only 97 square feet.

One side of the cabin is covered with mirrored panels which prevent the interior from overheatingView in gallery
One side of the cabin is covered with mirrored panels which prevent the interior from overheating
The unusual elevated structure and A-frame design make this cabin perfect for sensitive sites which dictate minimal landscape impactView in gallery
The unusual elevated structure and A-frame design make this cabin perfect for sensitive sites which dictate minimal landscape impact
The interior of the cabin is, as expected, small but the focus is on what's outside the cabin rather than withinView in gallery
The interior of the cabin is, as expected, small but the focus is on what’s outside the cabin rather than within
The large triangular window exposes the cabin to its beautiful surroundings, bringing the outdoors inView in gallery
The large triangular window exposes the cabin to its beautiful surroundings, bringing the outdoors in
The cabin has rooftop solar panels but no running water which means guests have to use exterior facilitiesView in gallery
The cabin has rooftop solar panels but no running water which means guests have to use exterior facilities
The minimal interior space and very simple design are at the core of this project, showing where the name of the cabin comes from View in gallery
The minimal interior space and very simple design are at the core of this project, showing where the name of the cabin comes from
All the furniture inside the cabin is made of sustainable materials, the same as everything elseView in gallery
All the furniture inside the cabin is made of sustainable materials, the same as everything else
Guests can rent the cabin on AirBnB and experience for themselves how living this way would be likeView in gallery
Guests can rent the cabin on AirBnB and experience for themselves how living this way would be like
The projects hopes to inspire other future programs and to bring to attention the fact that living in harmony with nature is possibleView in gallery
The projects hopes to inspire other future programs and to bring to attention the fact that living in harmony with nature is possible