Perched on the side of a hill in the East Tyrolean village of Nussdorf, Austria you'll find this unusually shaped, shingle-clad cabin that appears to hover off the ground almost like some sort of alien object.
Designed by architects Peter and Lukas Jungmann, this cabin designed to stand out and innovate in an otherwise traditional environment. Ufogel’s exterior is covered in rustic Austrian-style shingles, but its sharp angles and asymmetrical shape gives it a distinctly futuristic, nest-like look.
The interiors of the cabin are fitted with waterproof larch plywood panels and large, angled-glass windows, this gives the interior a really warm, homely feeling and floods the inside with sunlight during the day to help naturally warm it up during the colder winter months.
The lower level of the house contains the dining area with a built-in bench, the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a wood-burning stove. This level is also where the bright, open plan, lounge area is. The entire side of the lounge room is taken up by large, elongated glass windows where guests can take in panoramic views of the Tyrolean Alps.
On the upper level, underneath a domed roof are the two sleeping areas and the bathroom. The large angled windows once again allow guests to enjoy views of the mountains - this time while you shower.
Between the two levels is a slim, angled staircase which creates a flat nook where guests can chill out on the pillows, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and just enjoy the view.
The house includes air-conditioning and heating, a fully equipped kitchenette, satellite TV, a private bathroom and 2 toilets. Free Wi-Fi is also provided in the cabin and free private parking is available if you have a car.
Nussdorf-Debant is a small holiday town located around 4 km down the valley from the small city of Lienz. Lienz is known as the "Pearl of the Dolomites" and offers a wide range of mountain-based activities for all sorts of travellers. The region is famous for its ski resorts in winter, but also offers world-class hiking and all types of other outdoor sports in the summer.
If you are flying into Austria from outside Europe we recommend that you try to arrive in the Salzburg (SZG) airport. From there you can hire a car and drive, which will take around 2 and a half hours. Otherwise, there are trains running every 2 hours via Spittal-Millstättersee and will take 2 hours and cost around 40€.
Alternatively, there are direct trains running every hour to the city of Klagenfurt (which also take around 2 hours 30 mins). Klagenfurt has an airport, and from there you can get daily flights to London, Hamburg, Vienna and Rotterdam.
Address: Gaimbergstraße 1a, 9990 Debant, AustriaView larger map