Nolla cabin is a sustainable cottage in Finland and you could win the blueprints to build your very own version closer to home.
The Nolla cabin was designed by Robin Falck and built in collaboration with Finnish oil company Neste in 2018. Located on Vallisaari island in Finland, it’s proven to be a popular Airbnb for travellers. Falck’s intention was to showcase that the environment doesn’t have to pay a high price for people to experience modern luxury travel.
What makes it sustainable?
Most of the A-framed cabin’s electricity needs are produced by solar panels, while any cooking happens on the Wallas stove which runs on Neste’s biofuel called MY Renewable Diesel. This biofuel is made from 100% waste fats, residues, and vegetable oils and produces about 90% less greenhouse gas emission in comparison to conventional diesel.
You should also take note that the nine-square metre cabin doesn’t include a toilet or a shower. Visitors can make use of the dry toilet just a hop, skip and a jump away, and when it comes to bathing, you’re invited to take a dip in the ocean while only using the natural soaps and shampoos provided by the cabin.
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What can I win?
Falck wanted to share the Nolla cabin with the world, but offering up an overnight stay would mean the winner would have to get on a plane resulting in the use of fossil fuels. So in the spirit of keeping things sustainable, Falck is offering up his design as the prize. Twelve lucky winners will receive the blueprints to the Nolla cabin and from there, they are encouraged to build their own sustainable cabins using locally sourced materials.
How do I enter?
All you have to do is snap a pic of the scenery you’d like to enjoy while looking out of the Nolla cabin’s window, post it on Instagram, tag it with #mynolla and some details as to what the cabin would be used for. The competition is open to anyone from around the globe (but you do have to be over the age of 18) and it closes on 11 December 2019.
For more competition details, visit Neste’s Zero Travel website.