Terry Orwell for Art-Sheep
The Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway, has hosted many important sports events in the past, like the 1952 Winter Olympics and the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. After serving as a venue for winter sports enthusiasts and champions it will soon be offering overnight guests an opportunity to reach new heights, with an astonishing, refurbished penthouse loft suspended 200 feet in the air. The apartment was once the waiting room for ski jump competitors and is set to open end of March. Ski and snowboard enthusiasts and lovers of adventure are going to get high on the wonderful point of vantage this apartment is, offering views of snow-capped mountains while enjoying all the comforts of a cosy home. On a clear night, guest can even get a glimpse at the Aurora Borealis from the rooftop terrace.
The project was part of a promotional contest and was commissioned to AirBnB, a holiday rentals company, that will offer the first night’s stay to the winner of an essay competition. AirBnB is known for renting unusual types of accommodation and the Holmenkollen ski jump penthouse is undoubtedly a one-of-a-kind lodging. They also have a sense of humour as they advise their potential guests to “not apply if you are scared of heights”. I’m not and if my pocket was deep enough I’d apply without a second thought. How about you?