What would it be like to live entirely on renewable energy solutions? With a minimal amount of modern commodities? Generating a minimal carbon footprint and emissions? To answer these questions, we created a compelling space, where people could experience a more sustainable way of living: the Nolla cabin.
Located on Vallisaari, one of the most diverse islands in the Helsinki archipelago, Nolla demonstrates modern solutions for a low-impact daily life, that is based on self-sufficiency and renewable solutions – thus generating minimal to no emissions. It is an intriguing combination of living in the realm of nature with minimal commodities, yet in the immediate proximity of the centre of Helsinki. Urban living in the forest, if you will.
The fossile free solutions
The Nolla cabin is built out of wood, which in itself binds carbon emissions throughout its lifecycle. The interior decoration has been hand selected from a sustainable collection.
One of the central elements to consider in sustainable living is waste management. Nolla cabin guests have access to an ecological dry toilet and a recycling station at the Vallisaari port.
Self-sufficiency plays the main role in acquiring food in a sustainable manner. At the cabin, food can be sourced by gathering from the forest and growing herbs and vegetables in portable kitchen gardens.
The cabin’s energy supply will be provided by solar panels that are installed on the cabin’s roof. In addition, a stove that runs on Neste MY Renewable Diesel has been reserved for cooking and heating.
The cabin demonstrates a simple living, removed from the commodities we often consider necessary for a fulfilling daily life. Encouraged pass times are admiring the surrounding nature and quiet meditation.
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