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The small size of the lakeside home adds to its allure. While some interior walls are located in reindeer skin, the Hobbit-like lair is clad in cedar to the outside. The result is one of complete and utter whimsey, with nods to the style of Frank Lloyd Wright and Antoni Gaudí.
The cottage in Årjäng, Sweden, is on view for a One Time exhibition that is only
Lammers and Zeisser wished to expand the cabin, but bylaws stated that they could just add an extra 322 square feet to the property. Instead of adding on a structure, the architects made a retractable living room that expands and contracts via a system of pulleys and roller bearings.

This very small cabin in the woods that is is the stuff of fairytales. Produced by architects Maartje Lammers and Boris Zeisser, the fisherman’s cabin called”Dragspelshuset” (translated to”accordion house”) is meant to be a summertime getaway for the couple.
Clever.

Rocking chair sitting next to large window
Courtesy Swedish Design Museum
Wood clad interior of kitchen and living room
Courtesy Swedish Design Museum
Ceiling covered in reindeer skin
Courtesy Swedish Design Museum

If you’re interested to see more (and have been about Årjäng, Sweden), the house will be on view to the general public for a single day, May 12, within this Swedish Museum’s”The Home Viewing Exhibition,” which takes people indoors Sweden’s most interesting homes.