Built for use by members of Norway's Stavanger Tourism Association, these Skapet Mountain Cabins are far from luxury accommodations. In fact, they're far from most everything. They're self-catering, with visitors expected to leave money to cover their stay as they leave, replenish the supplies of food and firewood, and clean up after themselves. On-site buildings include a main lodge, sleeping cabins, a toilet, and a sauna, with wood heating in the lodge, cabins, and sauna, two gas stoves in the shared kitchen, and solar panels to power the lighting. With straightforward geometric metric forms clad in rolled zinc and interiors clad primarily in wood, they're an instantly identifiable oasis amongst their rocky surroundings.
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Set on Santa Cruz island in Galapagos, Pikaia Lodge offers eco-conscious adventure during the day and high-end, sustainable accommodations at night. Rooms range from the 61 square meter terrace room to a 74 square meter suite with private dip pool, and all have floor-to-ceiling glass to take in the views and Peruvian travertine marble bathrooms. Activities are done in small groups, and include everything from hiking to boarding the private yacht for a trip around the islands.