At the end of an elevated wooden path that cuts through woods and around a sodden bog, this elegant cabin sits pretty at the heart of a clearing. Raised on stilts to avoid the flooding of the canopy floor, surrounded by birch trees that complement its handsome wooden design, and covered in terraces from which to enjoy the surroundings, this is a cabin at one with the wild nature around it. Such is its location, should you wish, one can even start a canoe trip from the lowest deck when the floodwaters are at the right height. We say ‘one’ because this compact wild cabin is in fact a tiny boutique hotel designed to accommodate one or two visitors at a time.
Built on the sight of an old manor, the Maidla Nature Villa takes up a spot in forest grounds, its footprint constructed in an irregular shape to slot into the space afforded by the surrounding birch trees. A simple interior includes a bedroom, small bath, and a minimal living space focused on looking outward. Designed by B210 Architects, the hotel-cabin is located in Maidla, Estonia. It’s never too early to book your stay here.