It Took a Helicopter Three Attempts to Put This Cabin on Top of a Mountain

So, yeah. It's probably super safe to stay there.

November 11, 2016 9:00 am

Everyone knows cliffside dwellings are almost exclusively reserved for super villains.

Realizing the unjustness of this situation, the folks at OFIS Architects designed a cliffside lair for the rest of us that’s perfect in almost every way except one — it’s only accessible by rock-climb or helicopter.

Perched on Mount Kanin, the shelter overlooks the Slovenian town of Bovec and offers breathtaking views of Triglav National Park, the Soca Valley, the Adriatic Sea and the Italian border.

Meant to be a “destination for hikers, climbers, cavers, mountaineers, nature lovers and romantics,” the rugged wooden shelter has enough room to accommodate nine guests and features resting platforms alongside a glazed panoramic window that hangs out over the valley.

Weather in the area — including snow, wind and rain — can be intense, and it took a Slovenian Armed Forces helicopter crew three tries to place and affix the cabin at its precarious position.

In addition to being a destination for people who really, really want a good view, the self-contained cabin will be used to study extreme weather and radical temperature shifts in the area, as well monitor natural occurrences like earthquakes and landslides.

Good place to get some thinking done.

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