You’ve probably tried sleeping in a hotel bed, hostel bed, campervan and maybe even in a tent. But how about a boatbed? The new invention by Faroese architect combines the traditional cultural heritage of Faroese rowing boats and Faroese wool to create a tent in an old Faroese boathouse. A cultural heritage shelter, so to speak. Talk about authentic accommodation.
The faroese boathouses are called “neyst” in faroese and they are the keye to understanding faroese cultural history, as they til this day tell the story of how the Faroese lived from fisheries in rowboats for centuries. The tracks and traces, patination and old fishing gear still present in the neysts take you right back in time.
Imagine being rocked asleep in a therapeutic woolen tent to the sounds of ocean waves slapshing against the shore and whistling ocean winds.
Imagine waking up to the smell of wool in a historic boathouse and morning greetings from nearby sheep and wild birds. Opening the doors to the view of the North Atlantic Ocean and breathtaking mountain landscapes. Imagine spending time with only your own self and the ever present nature of the north athlantic, accompanied only by traditional history.
The shape of the tent is created with the traditional Faroese rowing boat in mind. The construction is formed by ten wooden frames covered in a canvas made of one hundred percent Faroese wool, woven the same way the original faroese sails were.
The experience is especially suitable for hikers, culture lovers, people with an interest in architecture, and the many Faroese who hike in the mountains.