We’re in love with the calm, modern aesthetic of this nature villa, placed in a gorgeous birch forest in Estonia. It’s modestly sized, for one to two visitors, and lets them fully escape into the natural environment.
Built with the utmost respect to the wetlands its built upon, the villa is perched upon 7m screws into the ground, avoiding disturbing the birch forest at all. The building’s terrace is even built to accommodate trees, and offers visitors varying levels for lounging, stargazing, and more.
The clean and modern interior prioritizes views, with substantial glass and views of the surrounding wetland. Minimalism is the name of the game, providing luxury without unnecessary excess.
Photos: Priidu Saart, Tõnu Tunnel, Geese Talas. Thanks to architect Mari Hunt.
“The Maidla Nature Resort features a contemporary cabin where guests can admire the Estonian wetlands while visiting a historic site.”
“Inspired by wild nature, placed on the edge of a bog, this building is nothing like your regular hotel room. It is located among birch trees, with bogland flooding knee-deep during high water – making it possible to start a canoe trip straight from the terrace. A boardwalk leads to the terrace in front of the elevated house.
The entire house is covered with terraces – a lower morning terrace, gigantic steps leading to the roof and the night terrace at the height of the treetops, for enjoying the sunset, stargazing and birdwatching. The house is intended for 1-2 visitors at a time, offering maximum comfort and privacy – it isn’t visible from anywhere apart from the boardwalk. The sharp angles of the building’s triangular shapes blend into the surrounding bogland forest, due to its dark brown ash walls.”