On the Danish island of Møn in Denmark sits Haus Birkedal an unusual rental home consisting entirely of round rooms that took five years to construct. The Birkedal is the newest of architect Jan Henrik Jansen’s holiday homes and is located near his another of his unusual rental homes, the Black&Bright.
After five years of construction, the Birkedal is finally available to rent for a vacation or holiday stay. Designed as an arrangement of cylinders on a mound of earth, the unique structure emphasizes the autonomy of the individual elements and makes the entire ensemble look smaller. The elevated position offers a wide view of the surrounding meadows and forests.
The facade is paneled with natural thin pine logs that will develop a gray patina over time and is contrasted by window reveals of rusted Corten steel.
Inside, the walls and floors are kept in shades of white and are clad with rough sawn strips and planks that highlight the carefully planned views out of the frameless windows.
The floors are made of a mosaic of bright beach pebbles. Furniture and fittings are made of oiled oak while brass lamps and fixtures add warm accents.
Things to do in the area include swimming, walking, cycling, water sports and fishing. You can explore the Møn Klingt (the white chalk cliffs), natural monuments such as Bronze Agegrave mounds, medieval churches, manors, Stege (historic townscape) and the thatched castle Lisel. The beach meadows are an important bird sanctuary and located to the east of the island is the forest Klinteskoven with Denmark’s largest variety of orchids.
The house is about 300m from the beach on the Baltic Sea in the quiet cottage area Råbylille beach. The island’s capital webs (3,800 inhabitants) is around 10 km away.
Prices for the Birkdal Home per week (Saturday to Saturday):
• High season: € 1850 (July, August, New Year)
• Mid season: 1.200 € (May, June, September, October, Easter, Christmas)
• Low season: 800 € (November, December except Christmas / New Year, January, February, March, April except Easter)
• Electricity (0.35 € per kWh) and firewood consumption
• for mandatory final cleaning € 95
Region/Town: DK – Denmark, Moen (Møn), Råbylille Strand
Landscape: on a Baltic Sea island, 350 meter to the beach
Traveler count: up to 6 people
Architect: Jan Henrik Jansen, Copenhagen
Specials: Right next door is the house Black&Bright, designed by the same architect.
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