On a quest across Greenland’s Uummannaq Island these Nomadic Sled Habitats provide a bubble of insulated shelter from the harsh icy air. Using draft animals hooked up to a sled, two skis on the bottom drag them from destination to destination. Their futuristic white case is prominent against the desolate landscape. In smallish quarters up to six visitors can congregate around the table nook, views of the outdoors still visible by curious circular windows. A production team partnered with inuit hunters when writing the vision, and later brought it to reality by the cooperation of the Uummannaq polar institute, Ann Andreassen, René Kristensen of Denmark and the Children Home Uummannaq.

Images courtesy of Rob Sweere

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Allison

I find a way to fearlessly provoke your senses and take you by the heart to whatever it is I’m writing about. My sweet spot is creative writing, but for the last 20 years I have been providing freelance content for publications on sustainability and green practices, design, architecture, fashion, and non-profit charity. Recently all wrapped up in producing my first book. I have bounced from NYC to Indianapolis, but my true home is a lovely small town in Central Pennsylvania where there’s a legit drive-your-tractor-to-school-day.

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