Majamaja Off-Grid Village Brings Unique Finnish Wood Architecture to Helsinki Archipelago

by Francesca

Majamaja designer cabins integrate high-quality Finnish wood architecture, the latest off-grid technology, Helsinki’s Maritime Strategy, and environmentally aware business standards.
Every citizen of Helsinki lives less than 10 kilometres from the sea. The sea embraces the Helsinki city centre on three sides, and a special feature of the city is a mosaic of islands, most of them public property. The sea and the city’s seafronts play significant roles in daily life in Helsinki, from recreation to transport to the culinary culture. “Island hopping” is a Helsinki specialty. Helsinki’s maritime nature is a key factor in the appeal of the city, and Helsinki has for long focused on developing the city’s maritime strengths. Helsinki has launched a new strategy to steer the development and to ensure responsible tourism that conserves the delicate nature of the city’s archipelago. One milestone of this development is Majamaja eco-cabins. The cabins are a showcase of nature-oriented ways to enjoy seafronts as well as exemplifying high-quality Finnish wood architecture.

Eco-living in Majamaja off-grid designer cabins only 30 minutes bike ride from Helsinki city center

Standing on scenic rocky shores and offering sea-views over the Helsinki archipelago, Majamaja off-grid cabins present a unique and minimalistic living experience with modern comforts including a shower and a kitchen. The cabin designs of Majamaja integrate green technology with timeless architecture.

“The Majamaja concept is driven by the need to radically rethink and to minimize our ecological impact. The purpose of Majamaja is to show how small-scale architecture, combined with green technology, can compensate for big volumes and centralized on-grid systems. Majamaja offers dwellers an opportunity to disconnect from daily routines and an educational eco-living experience, yet close to the hustle and bustle of the city,” says Majamaja architect Pekka Littow.

Majamaja’s holistic and environment-oriented approach comes from a combination of wood architecture and patented off-grid technology. The units use solar power, and water is treated for reuse in a closed loop system.

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