K21 – A Coastal Cabin Set on the Shorefront of Norway by TYIN Tegnestue

Designed by TYIN Tegnestue Architects, this wooden cabin is set among the marshland of coastal Norway and overlooks the ocean.


The modestly-sized dwelling has been designed with sustainability in mind, as well as paying homage to the more traditional building typologies found in the area.



The project, titled K21, can be found in Møre Og Romsdal, Norway. It’s set just 328 feet (100 meters) from the sea front, and is comprised of 646-square-feet (60-square-meters). The clients, Sissel By and Olve Aarhaug, approached TYIN back in 2013 and the build was finally completed in 2016.



K21 is a modern interpretation of Norway’s traditional occupational buildings – fishing huts, lumber yards, farm houses etc. They attempted to instill a sense of closeness to nature in the home by adhearing to traditional aesthetics and practices. In interior, like the exterior, is finished almost entirely in wood.


The wood has been sustainable harvested from the clients own forest. Over time, the wood will silver to match the surrounding bedrock upon which the home stands. There doesn’t appear to be a floor plan available, but from the pictures we can see the home is made up of a series of connected rooms, free from doors.


The living room, dining area and kitchen make up one half of the home. The other half, found on a slightly lower level, contains the bedrooms, bathroom and a mezannine. The bedrooms are both “open” to the hallway – there are no doors, but a simple curtain can be used for privacy.


Being set along the sea front, the K21 cabin sports some amazing views. The architects have taken full advantage of this by indroducing extra long windows that capture panoramas of the scenery. If you’d like to build your own coastal cabin in Norway, it’ll cost you in the region of 1,700,000 NOK. That’s about $197,768 US.

Via DesignBoom
Photos: Pasi Aalto

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

1 Comment
  1. Methinks that curtains in the bedroom would be a sensible idea. Even out back of beyond there are people who wander and even if this is on private land it being a coastal property means anybody could inadvertently find themselves peeking into… well you know where!