Imagine how it would be to check in a hotel for free. The see the most breathtaking view of the Julian Alps every morning without paying a single cent. All of this is possible, but there is a catch. First you have to scale a mountain and climb up to 8.300 ft. Those who make it to the top of Foronon Buinz Mountain, in the Julian Alps, Italy, can find accommodation for free.
The mountain hut built in the Alps was meant to be a tribute to climber Luca Vuerich who died in an avalanche in 2010, while scaling a waterfall. The house can be found on the Ceria-Merlone trail. It was opened in September 2012 and has since then offered refuge to all nature lovers that managed to climb that high.
The building materials needed to put together this hut were brought by helicopter during 18 trips. After everything had been brought up, a team made of 12 professional workers, mountain rescue volunteers and Luca’s friends put together the house in only a day. The structure is small, only 16 sqm, but enough to offer safe shelter to up to nine people who climb to the top of the mountain.
The hut is made of steel and wood. It has a chapel like design that prevents snow from piling on it. Moreover, its south-facing opening allows the sun to melt any snow that may have gathered up during the winter.
It was designed by architect Giovanni Pescamosca, from Udine, Italy. Talking about his construction, the man said: “From the day of the inauguration, the building has become a destination for mountain lovers. During the harsh winter and the summer it’s as a safe place with a breath-taking view over rocks immersed in the silence of nature.”
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