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Sustainable cabin life, anywhere you want

Nolla cabin – a sustainable summer cottage built in 2018 — was developed by Neste to explore sustainable living. To build your own, post a picture on Instagram of your preferred Nolla cabin scenery with the hashtag #mynolla. We will award 12 winners with a set of blueprints.

The Nolla cabin is a compact and entirely mobile 9m2 dwelling that can be assembled, disassembled and transported without heavy machinery or leaving traces in its surroundings. It demonstrates a low-impact lifestyle that is based on self-sufficiency and renewable solutions.

Win a set of blueprints

We are giving away 12 sets of blueprints. To win, all you have to do is post a picture on Instagram of the view you want to admire from your Nolla cabin, using the hashtag #mynolla.

Posts should include:
1. a picture of the suggested location for your Nolla Cabin,
2. a short description of the proposed use, and
3. the hashtag #mynolla

Winners are selected by Neste and Nolla’s designer Robin Falck. Read more about the competition terms and conditions here.

Read more: Nolla cabin

Nolla landscapes

Nolla can be built anywhere from local materials, and it suits any environment. Winners will be selected from #mynolla landscapes shared on Instagram. 12 winners will be chosen from the shortlisted entries below. Enter competition now to win a set of blueprints.

@karin.karotti

Denmark (Bulbjerg)

Dänemark beeindruckte uns heute mit wilder Natur im Norden, wir sind total sprachlos... wilde Schönheit im Herbst #mynolla

@therugginator

Nicaragua (Playa San Diego)

You know I can't pass up a chance to win my dream surf shack through #mynolla in one of my favorite places ever.

@vivianlumo

Portugal (Monchique)

This is the view from our land in Monchique, Portugal. I want to attend to a competition of Neste about Nolla-cabins blueprints #mynolla

@strahanwallis

New Zeland (Ragland)

#mynolla Raglan New Zealand: R&R for weary family and friends

@somewhere_in_lalaland

Finland

This is where I want #mynolla, my own Zero Cabin as a sustainable getaway, to watch the most amazing sunsets in summer

@vakantiehuis_le_marche_italy

Italy

For all the kids that love to visit us! Who doesn’t want to sleep and play in a hut like that with a view like this?? #mynolla

Build your own Nolla cabin

The design of the cabin was kept minimal and sustainable solutions were put into place wherever possible. We suggest using the following building materials:

Timber
In the Nolla cabin, namely spruce beams and pine veneer were used.

Screws
The cabin can be taken apart and put back together like a puzzle.

Solar panels
The solar panels absorb sunlight as a source of energy.

A mirrored surface on the other side of the roof
The surface reflects heat and helps create a cool space inside.

Polycarbonate for the window of the cabin
Fossil crude oil based feedstock can be replaced by Neste renewable feedstock in the production of polycarbonates.

Wallas stove (for cooking and heating)
The stove runs entirely on Neste MY Renewable Diesel™, made 100% from waste and residue.

The estimated price for the materials is approximately 10 000 €, not taking into account local variations in material costs.

What is Nolla?

Nolla cabin is a prototype of a sustainable summer cottage, developed by Neste. The design of the Nolla cabin, envisioned by Robin Falck, is focused on minimizing CO2 emissions. Nolla is a part of Neste’s ongoing Journey to Zero concept that aims to bring the world closer to carbon-neutral living.

The Nolla cabin experiments and explores how we could live on less, whilst spending more time enjoying the nature around us. It aims to challenge and inspire visitors to live with a minimal footprint and give the chance to experience the results first hand.

Read more: Meet Robin Falck – the designer behind the Nolla cabin

Our partners helping us build the Nolla Cabin

We have embarked on a journey towards a fossil free future. However, it takes more than one to reach zero. Together with our partners, Neste will explore new ideas and steer the world towards a better future.