Behold: the Naustet Stokkøya Boathouse on the island of Stokkøya in northern Norway.
A traditional minimalist spruce cabin fitted out in modern Scandinavian style with a luxurious kitchen (where you can either cook or leave it to a gourmet chef), sauna, hot tub, outside grill and local beach access. Four loft sleeping platforms suspended below the ceiling offer skylight views of the sunset, dawn, Aurora and what have you.
You book the whole place for €1000 a night.
From top Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar with Michelle Hennessy (left) and Roseanne RooBeek from Reuters and being interviewed by Axel Threfall on Reuters media about Ireland’s economy and our global presence at Davos, Switzerland.
World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
Mr Varadkar said he hoped that the ultimate [UK/EU] free trade arrangement could resemble “Norway Plus”, but that it would have to be a “specific” agreement.
The kind of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) envisaged has generally been regarded as following a spectrum between the EU-Canada agreement, which reduces tariffs but has little by way of services, and the EU-Norway arrangement, where Norway has virtually full access to the Single Market, but has to abide by all EU rules and pay into the EU budget.
However, speaking on Bloomberg TV during his first full day at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort, Mr Varadkar said that neither Norway nor Canada were appropriate models.
John Harrington writes:
“From [homeless charity] Focus Ireland…In comparison to ‘our peers’…”
Yesterday: Tony Groves: Abnormal Normality
Manky, noisy, funky long-form sounds from Norwegian “tech-noize” two-piece Golden Oriole.
Accosting Ireland on the following dates this weekend: Friday in Dublin’s Bello Bar, Saturday in An Spailpín Fánach in Cork City, and Sunday in Sal’s of Waterford.
They mightn’t know what’d be after hitting ’em.
David F writes:
Got this today from Norwegian, the airline. State imposing a tax on the airlines, the airlines passing it on to the customers.
AND they’re imposing it retrospectively. So, you booked a flight in Jan for any time after June, you get pinged 80nok (about €10 euro)…
Lisa Richards writes:
Tricolour ship at the port of Stavanger in Norway on yesterday’s sunny afternoon. Come on Ireland!