These are busy days for Santa. At the end of the day, he needs a place to rest his head somewhere up in the North Pole. To build Santa a little cozy Christmas cabin, Danish architects LUMO partnered with British automaker Land Rover recently. The result is the 3.5m² Land Rover Christmas Cabin with enough room for Santa and Mrs. Santa to sleep snugly even in North Pole temperatures as low as -20°C.
To start the project Land Rover engineers built a virtual model of the cabin. This helped them measure everything to exact millimeter, so they can utilize the rear space of the SVU to the maximum. LUMO used this as their blueprint to build the cabin. This is an environment-friendly project, architects used sustainable material throughout.
The good news is as soon as this Christmas business is over Santa can easily fold the cabin, pack it in his Land Rover Discovery Sport compact SUV and transport it back way up the North Pole. At 1,698-liters, there is plenty of space on the back of this SUV to fit everything in. He can even take all his tree ornaments and lights, and some carrots for his reindeer in multiple compartments without any damage.
Since this is built to promote the Discovery Sport, it has features borrowed from the vehicle design. Most notable is the optional tailgate seat, and the other is the wide horizontal door opening inspired by the vehicle’s full-length panoramic roof and provides epic landscape views.
The cabin gets most of it power via solar charges on the roof, however at night when there is no solar power, lights and kettle can be connected directly to the SUV’s 12V power socket.
Land Rover’s vehicle package team leader, Helen Ali had this to say about their special project, “We wanted to create a Christmas cabin for Santa, in a truly land rover way. The spacious and versatile discovery sport was perfect for this project. The seats can be folded flat at the push of a button from the load space, which is wide and square and there are plenty of hidden storage spaces like the area under the front cup-holders. Building a cabin that utilized all these features was a lot of fun. We could have built this in one of our bigger models, but we wanted to prove just how versatile the baby of the discovery family truly is.”
Land Rover plans to use the Santa’s cozy Christmas cabin over the next few years to support ongoing partnerships and future events. Fans can expect to see this at various Land Rover Experience Centers as well.
Kenton Cool, the 12-times Everest climber was on hand to test drive the Land Rover Christmas Cabin in the real world and said this of his experience, “There is a growing trend for off-grid living and ‘wilderness cabins’ and only Land Rover could create a ‘go anywhere’ cabin like this. The design is cleverly engineered and incredibly robust, making it perfect for remote locations across the world.”
Source: Land Rover