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Tiny cabin on skis offers unbeatable Alpine view

Tiny cabin on skis offers unbe...
Starlight Room costs €300 per night
Starlight Room costs €300 per night
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Starlight Room costs €300 per night
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Starlight Room costs €300 per night
Starlight Room is constructed mostly from wood
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Starlight Room is constructed mostly from wood
The interior is tiny and includes a TV with DVD player and USB stick input for watching movies, should stargazing become boring
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The interior is tiny and includes a TV with DVD player and USB stick input for watching movies, should stargazing become boring
A portable heating system is controlled by thermostat and the double bed is adjustable
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A portable heating system is controlled by thermostat and the double bed is adjustable
Starlight Room costs €300 (about US$333) per night for a couple of people and includes a four-course meal
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Starlight Room costs €300 (about US$333) per night for a couple of people and includes a four-course meal
Starlight Room sits on skis to allow easy towing by snowmobile and access is gained via one door
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Starlight Room sits on skis to allow easy towing by snowmobile and access is gained via one door
Starlight Room costs €300 (about US$333) per night
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Starlight Room costs €300 (about US$333) per night
Starlight Room sits on skis for easy towing via snowmobile
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Starlight Room sits on skis for easy towing via snowmobile
The interior is tiny and includes a TV with DVD player and USB stick input for watching movies, should stargazing become boring
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The interior is tiny and includes a TV with DVD player and USB stick input for watching movies, should stargazing become boring
High up in northern Italy's Dolomite mountain range, mountain lodge retreat firm Rifugio Col Gallina has installed a tiny cabin
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High up in northern Italy's Dolomite mountain range, mountain lodge retreat firm Rifugio Col Gallina has installed a tiny cabin
The cabin is built on skis for easy towing by snowmobile
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The cabin is built on skis for easy towing by snowmobile
The cabin has few amenities but an unmatched view
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The cabin has few amenities but an unmatched view
The cabin is designed for stargazing and is built on skis for easy towing by snowmobile
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The cabin is designed for stargazing and is built on skis for easy towing by snowmobile
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High in northern Italy's rugged Dolomite mountain range, mountain lodge retreat firm Rifugio Col Gallina has installed a novel tiny cabin. Dubbed Starlight Room, it boasts few amenities, but this is mitigated by the promise of an unbeatable Alpine view.

Starlight Room is constructed mostly from wood and features a large glazed area at its front. It sits on skis to allow easy towing by snowmobile and access is gained via one door. The cosy interior is sparsely furnished, with an adjustable bed, lighting, a coat hanger and, well, not much else – not even a toilet – though perhaps a portable toilet of some kind could be stowed away within the bench storage area.

Should guests get bored of the view, a TV with DVD player and an MP3 player are installed. In addition, a portable heating system can be controlled by thermostat.

The interior is tiny and includes a TV with DVD player and USB stick input for watching movies, should stargazing become boring
The interior is tiny and includes a TV with DVD player and USB stick input for watching movies, should stargazing become boring

Starlight Room is available for booking but doesn't come cheap. One night costs €300 (about US$333), including a four-course meal. More information, including booking details, is available (in Italian) via the source link below.

Source: Dolomiti via Inhabitat

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2 comments
tapasmonkey
A house on skis on a mountain: what could possibly go wrong?
Readout Noise
All of these view-the-stars-from-inside-a-glass-box designs forget about one critical thing: condensation. If the dew on the exterior doesn't ruin the view, the condensed breath humidity on the interior will.