Located a stone’s throw from the ski slopes, these ‘tree houses’ in Slovakia’s Demanovska Valley strip the traditional mountain cabin back to the extreme.
Architects Michiel De Backer and Martin Mikovčák – who own cabin company Ark-Shelter – designed the huts, wrapping them in dark timber and raising them off the ground on stilts. A stand of spruce trees surrounds the cabins, situated next to Jasna, the largest ski resort in Slovakia. Guests can hop in the cable car to get there.
The mountain cabins – which are available to rent POA – inhabit a small footprint but have enough space for a family of four (and an extra two on the sofa bed if needed). Two can also be connected to create a ‘twin’ cottage for a group of eight. Sliding glass doors open straight onto a front terrace, which looks over the snowy slopes and trees beyond.
Demänovská dolina 77 Demänovská Dolina, 031 01 Demänovská Dolina, Slovakia