Its high altitude means the cabin is exposed to severe winter weather and heavy snowfall, so during part of the year it is only accessible using skis or a snowmobile.
Fortunately, Lund Hagem is accustomed to creating homes in extreme locations, having previously completed a stilted summer house on the edge of a rocky island, and a small holiday home wedged up against the side of a cliff.
The Geilo Cabin comprises a main dwelling with a guest house and carport, which are connected by a continuous gabled roof and arranged in a U-shaped plan around a sheltered courtyard. "This south-facing courtyard allows the low winter sun to enter during the day," said the architects. "The outer geometry is formed by the important views and the adaption to the landscape." The low-lying structure is partly embedded in the side of the hill to protect it from the weather. During winter it is almost entirely covered by snow.