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.
For more cabins check out this remote retreat that’s set among the wilderness of the Stockholm archipelago. Or, these arched tiny cabins that can be used to create a home for as little as $1000. See all cabins.
Photos: Giacomo Pompanin
“A Unique All-Glass Getaway in the Dolomite Mountains”
Obviously they’ve been very cunning and now make glass opaque and looking like wood…
A technological marvel indeed, trust you to pick up on it :P
I take that as a compliment Niall… and you are dealing with a former printer here. We wuz taught to look not only for spelling mistakes but bad grammar and whether the text actually made sense. Many’s the time we saved businesses from embarrassment due to information that could be taken in a totally different context. Sometimes it was humourous, other times potentially very, very embarrassing to the customer if it had gone out wrong.
I always have been more at home with numbers than words; perhaps it’s the engineer in me. I can see how simple spelling and grammatical errors could be horrendous for a business – every now and then I type Humble Hoes instead of Humble Homes. Luckily I usually catch on (or so I think).
I cannot imagine how this retreat would be comfortable in summer or winter.
A suggestion then, perhaps you could use a keyboard shortcut programme that pastes in specific words or phrases so that you do not write Humble Hoes. You could add other common typo words that happen too.
I’ll look into it, it could save me some embarrassment!
I just remembered, used to use an app called memokeys. And free to boot.
Hi Niall, I think that it’s a very interesting concept, allowing people to enjoy the view and with just enough space to be comfortable.
Ha, ha ha… oh my lord. THAT made me laugh…out loud to boot. Don’t think I’ve ever come across (no pun intended) a hoe who was humble. Many other things. But not that.