Espen Surnevik as
Gjesåsen, Åsnes, Hedmark, Norway
Project Year
Espen Surnevik


Espen Surnevik as as Architects

Project type:

The project is cabins which can be rented from


The eastern part of Norway, close to the Swedish border, two hours driving north of Oslo.


Large forest-property owned by the Clients, as part of the huge forest-area called “Finnskogen” (Finlandian-forests) in Norway.

Project size:

There are built two PAN-cabins based on the same drawings but customized to fit specific to the local site and topography. Client considers building two more cabins.

Cabins size:

Cabins are approximately 40 square meters inside, and have a free height inside of 5,4m, free length inside of 8,4m, and a free width inside 3,7m.

Cabins: functions:

There is a mezzanine with a double bed, and there is possibility for six sleeping places in total. Extra sleeping places is provided by beds that are integrated into the inner walls, and which can be tilted out when needed. The cabins are supported with a complete bathroom with water-toilet and shower. There is a small kitchen and a fireplace. The cabins are full insulated and have electrical heating in all the wood floors.

Cabins materials:

The cabins have a main structure made of steel which are suspended 6m into the bedrock in order to take up all wind loads on the cabins. The cladding is mainly in black oxidized zinc and black steel. There are used a large number of different steel-dimensions and steel-qualities in order to the required need on each and every detail. Interior are made manly of wood with highly precision crafted details of pine-wood. Textiles are made of local 100% wool.

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