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Bergaliv: Two Tiny Escapes in Sweden, Designed by an Architect

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Bergaliv: Two Tiny Escapes in Sweden, Designed by an Architect

February 10, 2023

Working with petite dimensions? There are innovative small-space lessons to learn from Bergaliv Landscape Hotel, a pair of postage-stamp-sized lofts perched on a mountain in Sweden and designed by the Swedish firm Fria Folket.

Let’s take a look inside each one.

Photography via Bergaliv Landscape Hotel.

The Loft House

the first of the structures, the loft house, is tucked into a grove and surroun 17
Above: The first of the structures, the Loft House, is tucked into a grove and surrounded by trees.
inside is a built in lounge area. the dwelling is equipped with heat, electrici 18
Above: Inside is a built-in lounge area. The dwelling is equipped with heat, electricity, running water, and sweeping views.
just alongside is a no frills sink setup. 19
Above: Just alongside is a no-frills sink setup.
with space at a premium, architect hanna michelson of fria folket designed most 20
Above: With space at a premium, architect Hanna Michelson of Fria Folket designed most everything to be hung, rolled, or tacked up on the walls when not in use. Case in point: two sets of duvets and sheets, which unfurl to become a sleeping nook.
an off grid (but no less stylish) washbasin. 21
Above: An off-grid (but no less stylish) washbasin.
at night, the space transforms into a sleeping area, with linen sheets atop thi 22
Above: At night, the space transforms into a sleeping area, with linen sheets atop thick mattress rolls. (For something similar, see 7 Favorites: Soft, Stylish Throwbeds (Starting at $50).)
breakfast in the morning includes locally baked bread. 23
Above: Breakfast in the morning includes locally baked bread.
a perch with a view. 24
Above: A perch with a view.

The South Loft

the south loft. 25
Above: The South Loft.
in the main area, a low platform transforms into the sleeping area. note the cl 26
Above: In the main area, a low platform transforms into the sleeping area. Note the clever chair storage, too—an even more minimal version of Shaker style.
the petite kitchenette has a wall mounted tap. 27
Above: The petite kitchenette has a wall-mounted tap.
the view from the loft. 28
Above: The view from the loft.
another sleeping area is upstairs. 29
Above: Another sleeping area is upstairs.
lights can be ported around from space to space as needed. 30
Above: Lights can be ported around from space to space as needed.
for more info (and to book), head to bergaliv. 31
Above: For more info (and to book), head to Bergaliv.

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