The Surf Cabin That Rubbish Built

Jason Lock

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Updated 630d ago

Take a tour through the house made entirely out of rubbish washed up on a secluded beach in Norway.

Inge Wegge and Jørn Ranum built and then spent a winter living in this remote cabin, surfing frigid Norwegian waves at a secluded beach miles away from civilization. Bliss. During that winter they cleared up more than three tonnes of marine litter from that beach and what they couldn't use, they stored away – in case they needed to repurpose it later on down the line.

But since the cabin featured in Inge and Jørn's film North of the Sun, surfers have been drawn to the area to check out that little slice of serene surfers' paradise.

Photographer Tim Nunn recently visited the cabin as part of his ongoing The Plastic Project initiative – an expedition to some of the world's most isolated places to document the travel of marine litter.

Here's his take on what he found: ''We hiked into a beach in Arctic Norway where we thought their cabin may have been, but didn't totally expect it to be. It's very well sheltered and we didn't notice it for a couple of hours, but it was pretty epic to see once we found it.

''Inge Wegge and Jørn Ranum built it out of trash and driftwood they found on the beach and live in it for a whole winter. That winter they cleared over three tonnes of rubbish. This is a little vignette of their home. It's epic.''

The Plastic Project has been set up as a purely visual way to document the marine litter crises. Want to get involved? Why not join a 2 Minute Beach Clean?