Dovetailed log cabin in Sweden | Bjartmar & Hylta
Today we go to the village of Skäret in Skåne, Sweden’s southernmost province. This small vacation cabin was designed by Bjartmar & Hylta Arkitekter in Skåne’s vernacular style. It is a log cabin but the logs are covered on the outside by blackened vertical board cladding. The cabin is topped by a living roof planted with sedums, a close match for the traditional sod roof.
The square logs and their dovetailed joinery are exposed on the inside. The white painted logs are accented by tile flooring and the natural stone of the fireplace, giving the interior a bit more of a modern Scandinavian style.
The ground floor of the cabin revolves around the central fireplace. The front door opens to a large entry area that also provides access to the cabin’s bathroom and one of its two bedrooms. From the entry you pass by the kitchen on the way to the high-ceilinged dining and living space at the back of the cabin. This space opens to the outside with three sets of sliding glass doors.
Stairs wrap around the chimney to reach a loft overlooking the dining area, as well as the second bedroom. The cabin offers roughly 70 m2 (750 ft2) of floor space over the two levels.
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Photographs courtesy of Bjartmar & Hylta Arkitekter.
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