Dubbed the Starlight Room by its creators, this tiny cabin on skis can be found in near Cortina, near North-eastern Italy. Built by locals, the cabin is available for rent and offers visitors to the region a unique retreat.
The cabin is set among the Dolomite mountain range, at an altitude of 6,742 feet (2,055 meters) above sea level. You can reach it either by snowmobile or snowshoes.
The unit was built by locals and made with readily available nearby materials. It’s composed mostly of wood, metal and glass, and the skis allow the owners to tow it to new locations when necessary.
The interior of the Starlight Room features an adjustable bed. The bed allows you to sit up and enjoy the view, or lie back to look up at the stars. The bed is surrounded by glass on all sides, but the rear of the cabin is more enclosed.
The glass-less part of the unit contains a flatscreen TV (in case you get bored of the surroundings), and a small heater to make sure you stay “snug as a bug” despite the outside cold.
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Photos: Giacomo Pompanin