This itsy-bitsy treehouse in Norway offers the ultimate off-grid escape

September 28, 2018 by  
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For those looking to get away from it all, Glamping Hub offers a tiny treehouse perched high above the treetops in a remote area of Norway. The wooden cube with an all-glass front facade allows guests to disconnect completely while taking in some seriously breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic fjords. Located near Sandane, Norway, this minimalist treehouse offers the perfect retreat for those looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The cube-like structure is perched among the treetops and surrounded by lush greenery. The environment, as well as the tiny cabin, allows guests to immerse themselves in the natural surroundings. Related: Stay in a dreamy treehouse inside an ancient English forest Guests visiting the treehouse will enjoy the chic, glamping style of the lodging. There is a double bed as well as a cozy floor mattress for lounging around. For quiet reading or napping time, a comfy hammock is the ideal spot for relaxation. The bathroom is compact but functional with a toilet and sink. Linens, towels and toiletries are provided. There is also a small kitchenette where guests can prepare their own meals. At the heart of the tiny cabin is a seating area with two comfy armchairs and a small table. Looking out through the floor-to-ceiling glazed facade, guests can spend hours soaking up the stunning views of the fjords. For those wanting to explore a bit, there are plenty of outdoor activities available year-round in the area: hiking, biking, canoeing, bird watching and much more. + Glamping Hub Via Apartment Therapy Images via Glamping Hub

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Norway to build world’s first floating underwater traffic tunnels

July 25, 2016 by  
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Norway has hatched ambitious plans to install the world’s first floating underwater tunnels to help travelers easily cross the nation’s many fjords . At present, the only way to travel across the bodies of water involves taking a series of ferries – an inconvenient and time-consuming process. The ” submerged floating bridges ” would consist of large tubes suspended under 100 feet of water, and each one will be wide enough for two lanes of traffic. Norway’s submerged bridges would be held up by pontoons along the surface, connected with trusses to keep everything stable. There’s also the possibility that the structure may be bolted to the bedrock below to provide added stability. Each bridge system would consist of two tunnels, side-by-side: one for traffic in each direction. Despite the unconventional arrangement, officials say it will be much like driving through an ordinary tunnel for commuters. With 1,150 traffic tunnels already in use throughout the country (35 of which are underwater), Norwegians likely won’t be too confused by the arrangement. So why not a normal bridge? Unfortunately, the difficult terrain in these regions makes them unsuited for an ordinary bridge: they’re simply too wide and too deep. (And at a mile deep, digging a conventional tunnel is unfeasible.) One alternative to the submerged bridges might be to build a suspension bridge or a floating bridge over the water, however, these designs have the disadvantage of being susceptible to damage from rough weather. They also run the risk of interfering with Navy ships that sometimes use the water for training. Related: Washington just built the world’s longest floating bridge Norway has so far committed $25 billion in funds to the project, which is expected to reach completion by 2035. There’s still some hard work ahead for the engineers involved: such a system has never been built before, and no one is exactly sure how the wind, waves, and water currents in the fjords might affect the structures. If the floating tunnels prove too difficult, politicians have the right to select a different project to receive the funding. Via Hackaday Images via The Norwegian Public Roads Administration

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