When it comes to vacation homes, most folks are content with an abode that’s comfortable, quiet, and has easy access to outdoor recreation … bonus points if there’s killer views involved. But what if you crave a home that you can ski off of in the winter, jump off of into a body of water in the summer, and climb on during the months in between?
Get a load of the Peak Series, a line of pyramidal prefabricated summer homes from Sweden’s Visiondivision where packing ‘em in into a minimal amount of space isn’t a hassle. The wooden structures will be available in two different sizes, 484 square feet and 968 square feet, and feature three floors of living space: an open living/dining area on the ground floor, a “sleeping mezzanine" in the middle, and a master bedroom up top. The larger version of the home has two master bedrooms with a shared bath and can accommodate up to 12 overnight guests on the mezzanine.
The coolest part of the Peak Series? Although you can easily enter the structure from the ground floor and access the mezzanine and upper level via an interior ladder, you can also scale the roof and slip in through a series of private entrance hatches.
I totally love the concept but you’d obviously have to be on the able-bodied side to utilize the hatch entrances … I certainly wouldn’t want to send my granny climbing up the roof. And although all the access points would come in handy during a fire, if you’re anything like me and have an overactive imagination and get a bit uneasy in remote, wooded areas — I’ve seen one too many home invasion movies — there's a downside to such an innovative, flexible design: paranoia. 
While the Peak Series will be available for purchase in Scandinavian countries later this summer through Swedish prefab summer home manufacturer Sommarnöjen, Visiondivision plans to at some point unroll modified versions — renderings for the Caribbean, Winter, and Mediterranean variations are pictured below — of the structure in other countries as well. 
Via [Designboom], [ArchDaily


Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.