This Holiday Season, a very special old friend asked Land Rover for help with a little project. He needed a cabin built in a secret location so he could rest during his travels on Christmas Eve. It needed to withstand freezing temperatures, and be cozy enough for a festive getaway.
Mads Lindstrom, the architect of the wilderness cabin, describes it as “somewhere to sleep and somewhere to rest” and “where you can put your luggage and kind of a base for your trip”.
The cabin was to be built in pieces and then transported to the secret location. Obviously, the Land Rover Discovery Sport was the perfect vehicle for the job. It’s size and ability to conquer all terrains was just what Land Rover needed to get the job done.
“When we first received the brief we knew it was going to be a challenge, but immediately we looked at the Discovery Sport because of the load space,” Land Rover Engineer, Muhammed Malik states. “I was confident that the wilderness cabin would fit in.”
Climber and adventurer Kenton Cool knows a thing or two about camping out in the freezing temperatures. He has climbed Mount Everest twelve times. He took a look over the cabin design to make sure it would stand up in the freezing wilderness.
“Our VIP guest is going to spend an awful lot of time probably getting very cold. Having looked around the cabin here today, you take it out in the wild it’s going to be totally fit for purpose. If I came across one of these I’d think it was Christmas come early.”
With the seven seats we wanted sliding seats as well so you can have an extra 160 ml at your boot space for your family holiday,” Helen Ali, Land Rover Engineer, states, “or in this case to take a wilderness cabin on an adventure.”
With the Discovery Sport’s help, the cabin was built and ready to go for Land Rover’s old friend on Christmas Eve. All for a good Claus!
Happy Holidays from Land Rover Austin!