Manshausen is a small island on the Steigen-archipelago in northern Norway. The island was an important fishing port and meeting place for sailors and fishermen for centuries. Today nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts visit the small holiday resort established by the Norwegian polar explorer Børge Ousland. The historic building from 1800 has been renovated and serves as a main building with a kitchen, dining area and library.
The newly built sea-cabins are located in spectacular positions: They cantilever on the old stone jetties or are perched on rocks at the water. On the land side the houses are clad with larch wood; facing the sea, they are glazed on three sides and offer panoramic views of the nature and the play of the elements. There is room for up to five people: Each cottage has two double bedrooms, a sleeping alcove for children and a specially designed kitchen and bathroom in corian.
For groups there are six sleeping alcoves in the Expedition Loft, which also houses a conference room.
What to do
Trekking, kayaking, fishing, climbing, rowing, relaxing, yoga
Why we like this house
Simple and beautiful huts of wood and glass with spectacular views
Details of the property
Region/Town: NO – Norway, Nordland, Steigen, Nordskot
Scenery: rocky islet between mountains and sea
Number of guests: up to 25 guests in several huts and cabins
Architecture: Old & new, Modern
Design: Snorre Stinessen, Tromsoe
Published: several, eg. Haus & Bauen Extra 2018, AIA Architect Magazine, Wallpaper, Dezeen, Ignant, Designboom, Journal du Design, Stuff New Zealand, MyRoom 2017/18, ELLE Travel Sweden 11/2016, Exclusief Wonen 12/2016, Maxima and more
1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Glasshouses, Group (house/hostel), Hiking, Island, Meeting, Modern, Mountains, NO – Norway, Old & new, Pet friendly, Resort, Sea, Seaview, Work & holiday