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Ferienhaus Islen

The Bregenzerwald is known for its modern wooden buildings and high quality craftsmanship. An example of this architecture, combining innovation and tradition, is the house Islen in the municipality of Mellau. Islen is based on the TINN-system and consists of prefabricated module boxes. Everything that could possibly be done with wood has been accomplished here – from stairs to to tresholds and beams, modualr systems and furniture. Islen is an elaborate showroom of richly varied craftsmanship. A great emphasis was placed on sustainability and ecology, using only native wood and natural materials. For the surfaces of wet areas on the building’s exterior a new material made of rice husk has been used. High quality craftsmanship sets apart this holidays home’s minimalist, straight-lined interior design. The timber construction of local spruce has the fragrance of the forest. Sheep´s wool felt curtains provide a pleasant warmth and nothing prevents exchange between interior and exterior.

Islen is a semi-detached house with room for six or eight people, each with their own sauna. The houses have a similar floor plan: kitchen and the living room with a dining area are located on the ground floor, bedrooms and a lounge with TV chill-out area are upstairs. Both houses feature a large covered veranda with access to the ski and bike room on the ground floor and to the sauna upstairs. House Islen is situated right on the bank of the river Mellenbach overlooking meadows and the Kanisfluh.

What to do

Winter: skiing and snowboarding. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing starts from the front door. Summer: hiking, paragliding, mountain biking, canyoning. Bregenz Festival and Schubertiade.

Why we like this house

An ecological house with an innovative modular design (TINN), high quality craftsmanship, architecture and interiors which are perfectly matched.

This house is great for

Holidays with families and friends. If both halves of the house are rented together suitable for groups.

Sustainability

Getting there without a car: from Bregenz or Dornbirn train station direct bus connection to Mellau. Guest card free of charge from three nights (free use of mountain railways and public transport).


Details

Region AT – Austria, Vorarlberg, Bregenzerwald, Mellau
Name Ferienhaus Islen
Scenery surrounded by mountain peaks in the Bregenzerwald
Number of guests two houses for 6-8 people
Completed 2014
Design Johannes Kaufmann (architect), Dornbirn
Architecture Modern
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Hiking, Lake/river, Mountains, Sauna, Skiing, No car needed
www.islen.at

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4 Comments

Mario Scheikl sagt:
Handwerk vom Feinsten. Gastgeber mit Herz. Gästekarte inklusive. 100 Punkte!
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Christian Birsal sagt:
Ein wunderschönes, durchdachtes Haus. Gleich beim eintreten riecht man schon das Holz. Jeder Winkel, jedes Detail passt zusammen. Sehr zentral gelegen und die Gastgeber waren sehr einfach zu kommunizieren. Kann ich nur jedem empfehlen.
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C. Feur sagt:
Wunderschönes Haus, hochwertig eingerichtet in traumhaft ruhiger Lage (kaum Verkehr, da Sackgasse) und trotzdem in wenigen Minuten Fußmarsch gleich im Dorfzentrum. Mit dem Shuttlebus kamen wir in wenigen Minuten bequem zu Skigebiet Mellau-Damüls, welches im Sommer auch traumhaft zum Wandern sein soll. Außerdem befindet sich das Schwimmbad von Mellau ebenfalls nur max. 5 Gehminuten entfernt. Architekturliebhaber kommen sowohl in der Unterkunft als auch im Bregenzerwald auf ihre Kosten. Die Gastgeber waren ausgesprochen nett und hilfsbereit. Wir können diese Unterkunft sehr empfehlen - alle haben sich sofort DAHEIM gefühlt und wir vermissen schon wieder die gemütlichen Abende bei einem guten Glas Wein im "Schopf" (Veranda) der Unterkunft. Das war bestimmt nicht unser letzter Besuch!
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E. Kocks sagt:
Wir hatten das größere der beiden Häuser und waren 8 Personen. Ausreichend Platz, sehr schön designtes Haus in ruhiger Lage aber zentrumsnah. Da fällt es einem leicht abzuschalten.
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