Majamaja brings off-grid designer cabins to Helsinki’s archipelago

Every citizen of Helsinki lives less than 10 kilometers from the sea. The sea embraces its city center 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 the culinary culture. ”Island-hopping” is a Helsinki specialty.

The city’s maritime nature is a key factor in the appeal of Helsinki, that’s 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’s eco-cabins. Standing on scenic rocky shores and offering sea-views over the Helsinki archipelago, they present a minimalistic living experience with modern comforts including a shower and a kitchen. The cabins use green technology, such as solar power, and water is treated for reuse in a closed-loop system.

— The concept is driven by the need to radically rethink and to minimize our ecological impact. The purpose 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.

The cabin rental waiting list is available now.