This Tiny Glass Cabin in Remote Iceland Takes Stargazing to the Next Level

A prefab dwelling overlooking an active volcano features architectural details inspired by Viking culture and Nordic mythology.

The bed is custom-made by a local designer according to a brief by the client. It offers ample storage below to make the most of the small space.

Imagine lying in bed in a tiny glass cabin at the foot of Iceland’s most active volcano and watching the spectacle of the northern lights, or a five-hour-long sunset play out through the transparent roof and walls that surround you. This is the magical reality crafted by Estonian brothers Andreas and Jaak Tiik. The duo’s company ÖÖD Homes built a tiny cabin for Panorama Glass Lodge Iceland on a remote site at the foot of the Hekla volcano in the south of Iceland.

ÖÖD offers a range of

ÖÖD offers a range of “mirror houses”—tiny prefab cabins that are often used as guest houses, countryside getaways, and Airbnb accommodations. So far they’ve built projects in 12 different countries, including Estonia, Finland, and Norway. The ÖÖD Iceland home is a bespoke design, based on the clients’ wishes and strict local building requirements. These impacted everything from the dwelling’s structural properties and energy efficiency to the pitched roof.

Panorama Glass Lodge Iceland

“ÖÖD Iceland is a house of transparent glass that allows for next-level stargazing from the comfort of your home and bed,” says CEO Andreas Tiik. “The apocalyptic scenery is a dramatic match—add strong howling winds and the comfort of a warm, homely cabin and you get the perfect out-of-this-world hideaway.”

Two cabins sit in the vast, empty landscape overlooking the Hekla volcano, around three hours’ drive from Reykjavík. The front part of each cabin—for sleeping—is almost entirely glass, while the rear—where the living, kitchen and bathroom spaces are located—is clad in timber for privacy.

Two cabins sit in the vast, empty landscape overlooking the Hekla volcano, around three hours’ drive from Reykjavík. The front part of each cabin—for sleeping—is almost entirely glass, while the rear—where the living, kitchen and bathroom spaces are located—is clad in timber for privacy.

Panorama Glass Lodge Iceland

ÖÖD created two identical cabins for Andreas and Sabrina Dedler, who rent them out to guests through their company Panorama Glass Lodge Iceland. The 200-square-foot cabin has all the necessities for living—a bedroom, small living space, kitchenette, and bathroom—arranged in a tiny floor plan.

The gable decoration is a Viking element traditionally used to protect homes from danger. The

The gable decoration is a Viking element traditionally used to protect homes from danger. The “moon” shape comes from the shape of Viking horns.

Panorama Glass Lodge Iceland

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