Nestled into the side of a rocky slope, this little hut in Norway is nearly invisible. Norwegian studio Gartnerfuglen and architect Mariana de Delás designed the “Gjemmested” (which translates to “hideout”) as a secluded getaway designed for fishing, napping, and generally disconnecting.
The tiny hut sits at the bottom of a craggy span of rocks, next to a serene lake. Its owners live on the other side of the lake and use the hut as a place to escape and have solo time. The hut is only accessible by boat—or skis during the winter when the lake is frozen over.
The hideout doubled down on extreme seclusion with with a tangle of birch branches that create a camouflaging, protective layer against the area’s extreme winter weather. A red door and window provide a touch of whimsy to an otherwise very neutral palette.
“When not in use, the hideout sits quietly and modestly in nature as if it were one of its creatures, blending in with the forest behind and even serving as a pitstop for thirsty birds on their way to the lake,” designers told Dezeen.
Inside, there’s a built-in desk with a perfectly framed view of the lake. A set of stairs leads to a small room big enough for two people to take what we can only imagine would be a deep, extremely peaceful nap.