Andrew Dubovskiy was kind enough to send me these photos. This is his fishing lodge called “Andre-sur-Mer.” It is basically a small fishing cabin with a beautiful view of a deep bay on the White Sea (isn’t that what everyone wants!) Andrew also “hid” the cabin “into” the hillside. Here are his own words about his “hut.”
“The status is “fisherman lodge.” According to ancient maritime traditions – a refuge for those who need it. I (like many correct houses) left a bag of soup, half a bottle of rice, oil, matches, flour, frying pan, saucepan.
And those houses that are still alive (many collapsed) are used in the White Sea by fishermen and tourists. There are several inhabited “hotels”.I want to try a few little-known and virtually non-applicable in the Russian technology for designing and building such structures, see what happens.
The final version of the hut will be quite fit for winter.
There has to be a decent “thermos” in my estimation and sufficiently efficient heating. Certainly in times better than the houses that I have seen in all the banks of the White Sea. But this is theory — the practical realization of the idea is not so close.
Wintering is not in my plans, although, by the way, actually my travel gear allows wintering in a tent in the cold like -40. Actually, on the ice of Lake Baikal, I felt quite comfortable for a month. A hut will be better than any tent without heating in the middle of ice.”
A big thank you to Inna Savitskaya for helping with the translation.
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