This blog documents my current research project, which looks at the technological and environmental history of the Norwegian hytte (leisure cabin), a building of considerable significance in Norwegian nature and culture. This project traces the growth of the leisure cabin from the urban discovery of the Norwegian countryside in the late 1800s, through the expansion of private automobilism in the 1960s, until the present, where one out of every five residential buildings in Norway is a leisure home. The project pays close attention to the cabin-driven extension of technological networks, ideals, and cultural expectations from urban to nature areas, and how certain forms of cabin living have become culturally synonymous with authentic living in touch with history, despite being a historically new phenomenon.

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