British firms Koto Design and Aylott + Van Tromp have teamed up to launch an eco-conscious ‘hotel in a box’ model of plug-and-play cabins designed for natural settings that come with everything needed to establish a hospitality venture.
Dubbed Hytte, meaning cabin in Norwegian, the prefab bolt-hole is a turn-key, furnished cabin that can be scaled-up or configured as multiple dwellings to create a modular ‘village’, or used as single, off-grid units.
Its Nordic-inspired design featured a blackened exterior skin and soft timber interiors. As well as oversized picture windows to capture views, the cabin has an enormous skylight for star gazing and drawing light into the deepest recesses of the interior, creating a light-filled space.
The cabin is explicitly conceived to disrupt the hotel and leisure industry, aimed at start-up ventures and landowners seeking to fulfil the post-pandemic urge for localised getaways. In addition to the physical, Hytte is furnished with a services kit that includes branding and marketing tools, with the team promising a fully functioning hotel with six months.