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Find True Tranquility in This Cottage at the End of the Earth

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While there's certainly no shortage of sweet little cabins right here in the States, those looking for a truly remote getaway might instead consider trekking out to this far off home on the Norwegian island of Vega—not far from Arctic circle. Built by Swedish firm Kolman Boye Architects, the 1506-square-foot Vega Cottage was constructed with traditional Nordic huts called nausts in mind, borrowing the simple, pitched-roof and timber slat-siding design.

Unlike utilitarian, windowless nausts, though, the rugged little cabin has expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the surrounding Norwegian Sea from three angles. The bottom level offers an impressive amount of open, entertaining space centered around a stone hearth (for all those friends popping by to hang out), while the top floor houses two small bedrooms and an additional family room. The entire interior is built from "soft and light" linseed oil-painted pine, which feels warm and inviting against the wild and often stormy nature outside. Architizer has more shots, this way.

· Vega Cottage [Architizer]
· Vega Cottage [Kolman Boye]
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