" Hobbit cottage " has Sverre Mørk himself designed and built from the bottom.
The cottage of Sverre Mørk is said to be an original cottage project with a distinctive architecture.
The cottage on the mountain can be interpreted as a modern crossing of a strawberry and a Viking house. It is self-constructed and self-built from the bottom of the construction work he himself has picked up in the forest by hand. The hut made Sverre out of his own mind and the experience he had previously from hand-smelling of log houses.
– I knew the Vikings used to put houses on pillars, so that idea comes from there, he says to Hytteliv. He had to deduce the roof structure himself. He made a model of sticks 1-25 cm, moving, testing, cutting and gluing to the shape, as well as the lengths and thicknesses of the different logs. Then he went to the woods and handpicked pine trees to the 54 different logs. These were pulled by hand and by scooter.
The building itself started in 2012. The counselors in the municipality scratched their heads a little while the drawings dumped into the inbox, but they could eventually find out that the cottage was the cleanest engineering.
Earthquake became a tourist attraction
The cottage is located between Oslo and Bergen, more specifically in Sudndalen, which is a small mountain village at the top of Hallingdal. Here is Hallingskarvet National Park nearest neighbor and it is a great area for hiking, skiing, cycling and fishing.. It is not so rare that tourists stop and enter the yard to study the cottage closer.
Sverre has therefore had to set up a sign where it says “private”.
– I do not think it’s so weird that people are curious, it’s a bit sensational. But the idea was to create a small and intimate cottage with the possibility of total silence. A contrast to the impersonal, big luxury homes in populated cottages, he explains.
The cottage has all facilities
The cottage has all facilities; floor heating, water closet and tiled shower with hot water. The kitchen decor and the beds he has designed and built himself. He has also used a large amount of old materials that are freshened up to decor.
The cottage is 30 square meters, and absolutely everything is self-made; foundations, ceilings, windows and doors.
During the construction period, Sverre spent 130 days in a hammock on a plot. Now he can relax and enjoy the dream cottage. Through the windows he can stretch his arm out of blueberry from his own roof. It will not be more short-lived than that.
– What made you start this project?
– I work daily at an ambulance in Oslo city center. When the sun hits the hut, it is perceived as a huge delicious contrast to the city’s shadow sides.
Here it is completely quiet, rural and free. In addition, the motivation was to rent it out. Now people who are not used to being so close to nature can get an opportunity for it.
The cottage has also got its own page on Facebook; turf hut. no.