Saksun, Faroe Islands
Saksun Private Residence
Small homes like this in Saksun on the Faroe Islands were built with turf roofs to provide protection from the rain and thermal insulation.
The iconic North American log cabin: a primitive shelter to keep out the cold and curious creatures of the wild composed of stacked logs laid horizontally to make four right-angled walls with a purlin or rafter roof structure for covering.
Living in a log cabin summons the idea of living with nature and living off the grid, with a sense of sustainability. A woodfire stove to generate heat and no running water. Seems like a comfortable way to live, no? Well, in the tradition of log cabin living, Storm Mountain Lodge ditches the ‘connected’ routine and welcomes a rustic “old-clothes vacation” to all in need of a cozy break from mainlined society demands.
The Lodge is located at Vermillion Pass (elevation 1708 m.), which is the pinnacle point and end to Banff-Windermere Highway, and yet the beginning one’s spellbinding views of the Mountain.
In order to promote tourism along the coast-to-coast Canadian Pacific Railway, and showcase the indomitable Canadian Rocky Mountains, Storm Mountain Lodge was built as one of eight Bungalow Camps composed of a log lodge with a verandah, six log bungalows plus a public bathhouse and bathroom. The original lodge and bungalows are still used today.
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