Shipwreck Lodge on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

Just off Namibia’s Skeleton Coast is litany of shipwrecks. Foggy conditions and rocks caused the demise of many boats over the years. We don’t recommend sleeping in one of those shipwrecks, but we do recommend sleeping in one of these. Natural Selection, an African safari excursion company, built Shipwreck Lodge to look a little like the shipwrecks that exist just off the coast. A stay at Shipwreck Lodge puts the Atlantic right outside your door. But gazing at those capsized boats is far from all you’ll be able to do should you book a stay. You can take a game drive and see elephants and, if you’re lucky, lions. You can explore the desert flora. You can even comb the beach for whale bones, as they are what gave the coast its kickass name. And you can do it all while resting your head inside a structure that looks like it once lived on the sea. And don’t forget to check 5 world’s most unusual hotels.

The Hunting Lodge by Snohetta

It’s undeniable that Norway’s landscapes are breathtaking, so when someone disrupts the land in some way, we often scowl. But what if that disruption barely scratches the surface of the landscape, blending into nature in a way that is unmatched? The Hunting Lodge by Snohetta is the perfect example of that. This lodge set deep in the western mountains of Norway along the Akrafjorden Fjord looks to be one with nature. It’s expertly crafted utilizing steel beam construction that’s covered with timber. Its top is covered in green moss that matches the landscape, hiding it from planes or helicopters that might pass above. The result is a beautiful, warm and cozy getaway that can only be reached by horseback or foot. It can house up to 21 people, and it has a central fireplace to mark the gathering point.

Split View Mountain Lodge by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter have designed the Split View Mountain Lodge, a private holiday home located in Havsdalen, Norway. “The holiday home is located near the village Geilo, a popular skiing destination in the valley Hallingdal. Ski resorts are abundant around the lodge, with a freestyle terrain park right next to the site. Out of winter season, the mountains provide excellent hiking opportunities as well as other sporting activities.”