The Cliff Cabin

Treehouse on a cliff

An authentic log cabin on the edge of a steep slope, surrounded by ancient pine forest near an ecological farm. On Cliff Cabin you can enjoy panoramic views of treetops and the valley from a wood-fired hot tub or the fireplace in the living room while the kids play in a separate treehouse. The outdoor toilet provides a unique 7-meter free-fall experience, and a cable car transports firewood up to the cabin. Cliff Cabin takes you back in time in a 50m² treehouse that accommodates up to 8 guests. A unique lodging experience awaits you, welcome to Cliff Cabin!

On a hill near Fiddan Øko Gård (organic farm), you’ll discover a unique log cabin. Cliff Cabin stands on oak stilts at the edge of a cliff, seamlessly blending with nature amidst ancient twisted pine trees and the oak forest on the slope below.

The cabin boasts an area of approximately 50 m2 and is built over 4 levels, offering stunning views of Audnedalen valley between the treetops. The living room features an open fireplace for genuine cabin coziness, perfect for grilling as well. The wood stove in the kitchen serves as the primary heat source, complemented by an oven for preparing delightful meals. The kitchen is well-equipped with a refrigerator, a gas cooktop with 4 burners, and a sink with hot and cold water. Around the dining table, there’s seating for 8.

Evening lighting is provided by candles, flames from an open fireplace, and the wood stove in the kitchen, creating a cozy atmosphere and a sense of traveling back in time. A couple of subdued electric lamps make life easier, and the cabin has a few 220v electrical outlets for charging phones, lanterns, and operating the refrigerator.

There are sleeping accommodations for 7 people with comfortable mattresses – 2 double and 3 single beds. For additional sleeping spaces, a daybed in the living room and a Brazilian hammock are available.

Both outside and inside the cabin, you seamlessly connect with nature, as everything is constructed with minimal impact on the environment.

The cabin itself is just one component of the complete package, which also features a variety of outdoor activities. The most sought-after experience is undoubtedly the hot tub with a panoramic view. The tub is heated with wood and strategically placed near the edge of the cliff.

Adjacent to the hot tub, there is a terrace equipped with benches and tables, along with a feeding station for small birds and squirrels. Beneath the cabin, a sheltered bench provides a cozy spot for rainy days, and nearby, there’s a delightful and invigorating outdoor shower with hot water.

The cable car, concluding its journey at the upper cable car station approximately 20 meters from Cliff Cabin, serves multiple purposes. It is utilized for transporting luggage and firewood up from the parking lot and is at the disposal of our guests.

At this location, you will also discover a unique outdoor toilet extending beyond the cliff’s edge with a 7-meter freefall, a storage area for firewood, and a carpenter’s workshop where both young and old can try their hand at hammering and sawing.

Children are warmly welcomed, and they have an exclusive four-story treehouse all to themselves. Modeled after Wilderness Tower (our second treehouse), this playhouse is an additional treat for families. So, not only do families have Cliff Cabin to enjoy, but they also get an extra treehouse just for the kids.

For the adults, there’s a cozy bonfire spot at the top of the hill, right next to the playhouse. The fire pit comes complete with a grill grate, and you can find hot dog sticks in the kitchen drawers. Bonfires are allowed throughout the year, as long as there is no risk of forest fires.

100 meters up the hill past the barn at Fiddan Eco-Farm, you’ll find the parking area and woodshed where the cable car begins.

From the parking lot, you must take a steep path and climb some stairs approximately 150 meters up to Cliff Cabin. If you have a lot of luggage, it can be sent up to the top with the cable car. Firewood for heating is also transported using the cable car.

The proximity to our small organic farm, Fiddan Øko Gård, makes a farm visit a natural part of your stay.

Fiddan’s pond is an ideal spot for a fishing excursion or a rejuvenating dip on hot summer days. For those seeking the charm of waterfalls or small bathing pools, follow Fiddan’s stream down the valley. Fiddan is enveloped by lush forest from every angle, providing excellent hiking opportunities.


When Ånen Fiddan was 14 years old, he planted spruce saplings.

Today he has passed 80 and witnessed his son, Knut André, fell the trees he had planted and transform them into a unique log cabin. The construction was inherently historic even before completion, with solid wood walls crafted solely from materials sourced from their own forest. Ånen himself actively participated in the building process, providing invaluable assistance.

Surprisingly, three generations were involved in this project, as Luna, at the age of 5, was a frequent visitor to the construction site, energetically wielding a hammer.

Every part of the cabin has a story to tell. For instance, the tabletops and kitchen counter originate from a Douglas fir planted by a friend’s great-grandfather. The stones in the fireplace were sourced from the foundation of a barn built on Fiddan in 1919.

Access to the cabin is not by road, and all construction materials were hoisted up using a cable car. This task proved more challenging than anticipated, but as things began to take shape, the hard work was forgotten in the thrill of accomplishment!

Timber for Cliff Cabin

The daily rate ranges from NOK 2590 to NOK 3890. Hover over the desired date on the booking page to view the exact price.

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For rates on extended stays, please contact us at

  • When booking more than 10 days before arrival – Payment deadline is 3 days after booking.
  • When booking less than 10 days before arrival – Immediate payment is required.

If you need to split your payment, you can proceed as follows:

  • 50% to confirm your booking
  • 50% with payment deadline 30 days before the check-in date.

Please contact us if this is applicable.

Note: If payment is not received by the payment deadline, your booking may be canceled without notice.

In the unlikely event that you need to cancel your reservation, the following rules apply:

  • Cancellation more than 30 days before arrival – 90% refund
  • Cancellation from 5 to 30 days before arrival – 50% refund
  • Cancellation less than 5 days before arrival – No refund

PayPal, Vipps, or other payment fees are non-refundable. Check with your travel insurance for any rights related to the cancellation.

For gift cards, cancellation rules apply only if you have selected dates for your stay.

While Wilderness Tower may be subject to cancellation during storms or hurricanes, booking Cliff Cabin is a safer option as it will never be canceled due to weather conditions

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  • Card payments
  • Paypal

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Check-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 14:00

Earlier check-in or later check-out can be arranged if there are no other bookings on the respective days. You can check our booking calendar and possibly contact us the day before arrival to inquire about possibilities

Arrival by Car: Directions from Konsmo (Spar supermarket) to TreeTop Fiddan – Cliff Cabin

  • From the center of Konsmo, drive south on Fv460 for 3.5 km
  • Turn left towards Birkeland on Fv508 for 2.6 km
  • Turn right towards Havreseland in 0.8 km
  • Turn right towards Fiddan Eco Farm. 
  • Drive through a farmyard and up the hill 50 meters past the barn. 
  • You have arrived at the parking lot for Cliff Cabin.

Find the parking lot on the map, and navigate to the location using your preferred app. Click on this link:åper.vipp 

Arrival by Ferry: Color Line and Fjord Line have multiple daily departures from Denmark to Kristiansand. From Kristiansand, you can take a train or rent a car.

Arrival by Plane: Purchase a flight ticket to Kristiansand – Kjevik (KRS). From Kristiansand, you can take a train or rent a car.

Arrival by Train: You can purchase a train ticket at We offer pick-up and drop-off from Audnedal station. The train line runs between Stavanger and Kristiansand, and further to Oslo.

Distance from Wilderness Tower: – 2 km

You cannot drive all the way up to the cabin. It’s a 150-meter walk up a steep path. At the parking lot, you will see a sign for Cliff Cabin indicating where the trail begins.

If you have a lot of luggage, it can be sent up using the cable car. At the parking lot, you will find a woodshed where the cable car starts. Please read the user manual on the wall inside the shed before using the cable car.

We are happy to pick up and drop off guests arriving by plane or train. Check the prices on our booking page.

The cabin is left unlocked for your arrival, so no need for a key. Please enter and make yourself at home.

The doors can be secured from the inside using hooks.

If you prefer to lock the doors when you’re away, you’ll find a combination lock (padlock) hanging at the top of the wall near the entrance door.

There are a total of 7 beds with comfortable mattresses: 3 single beds and 2 double beds.

Additionally, there is a hammock and a daybed in the living room, expanding the capacity to accommodate a maximum of 8 guests.

You need to bring your own beddings and towels or order them as an additional service in our booking form.

If you have already booked without beddings and towels but would like to add them later, please send an email to

The cost per person is NOK 130.

Duvet: 140x200cm
Pillow: 50x70cm
Mattress: 75x200cm (Double beds consist of 2 mattresses)

NOTE: Airbnb bookings include beddings and towels.

We recommend a maximum of 7 guests for a comfortable stay in Cliff Cabin, but we are fine with accommodating 8 guests if desired.

The kitchen is well-equipped for preparing gourmet meals in the treetops. It features a gas stove with 4 burners and a wood-burning stove with an oven. The refrigerator is of medium size and includes a small freezer.

Kitchen utensils include:

  • Pots, frying pan, and coffee pot
  • Ovenproof dish and baking tray for the wood-burning stove
  • Plates, bowls, glasses, cups, and cutlery
  • Knives, wooden spoon, spatula, corkscrew, etc.

Water is pumped up from the farm and is high-quality groundwater suitable for drinking.

The water is collected in a tank beneath one of the double beds, and the water pressure in the cabin is low.

There is hot water in the kitchen tap and the outdoor shower.

During winter, water access may be limited if there is extensive frost. The outdoor shower and hot tub are closed during winter but can be opened upon request.

Cliff Cabin is heated by a wood-burning stove in the kitchen. The cabin warms up quickly if you add enough wood.

The lighting is subdued and mainly consists of candlelight along with the glow from the fireplace. Additionally, there are a few electric light points to make the cabin more practical on dark winter nights.

There is a 220V power supply in Cliff Cabin.

What to bring:

  • Good footwear, preferably boots
  • Food and drinks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Life jacket if you plan to use the boat or canoe
  • Fishing gear (optional)
  • Skis or snowshoes in winter (optional)

Optional additions:

Bring your own, DIY, or purchase the service from us:

  • Beddings and towels – NOK 130 per person
  • Cleaning of the cabin after use – NOK 500 per booking
  • Hot tub – NOK 600 per booking
  • Transportation from the airport/train station – See prices in the booking form or ask us.


Note: Airbnb bookings always include beddings and towels

  • Firewood
  • Gas for the cocktop
  • Electricity consumption
  • Water
  • Candles
  • Toilet paper/tissue
  • Dishwashing liquid and kitchen towels

The hot tub can be booked as an additional service in the booking form. If you have already booked without selecting the hot tub, but would like to add it later, please send an email to

The price for the hot tub is NOK 600 per booking.

Allow at least 3 hours to heat the hot tub to a comfortable temperature. Follow the instructions on the wall in the carpenter’s shed or in the information booklet.

The hot tub at the Cliff Cabin is basically open all year round, but can be closed in the event of heavy frost and strong winds.

The fire pit is located at the top of the hill, just 30 meters from Cliff Cabin, and is the only designated outdoor area for open fires.

There’s a grate for grilling, and barbecue tools and marshmallow sticks should be in the kitchen drawer. Simple log benches are situated around the fire pit.

NOTE – Exercise caution with the fire. Do not light fires during high-risk forest fire conditions.
Feel free to ask us if you have any doubts.

Help us with waste sorting:

  • Food waste – Dispose of in the compost bin behind the cabin.
  • Plastic, paper, glass, and metal – Sort and dispose of at the parking lot.
  • General waste – Dispose of at the parking lot.

You are allowed to bring your dog, but it’s important that it is well-behaved. Please keep it away from sofa and beds.

Note – Dogs must be on a leash at all times throughout the year because we want to protect the wildlife near the cabin

There is decent mobile coverage in the cabin for most providers.

You can charge your phone using a standard power outlet.

Be cautious with fire.

  • Extinguish all candles before bedtime or when leaving the cabin.
  • Do not leave the fireplace in the living room until it is burned out and extinguished.
  • Ensure that the door to the wood-burning stove in the kitchen is securely closed.
  • Extinguish the fire at the outside fire pit before leaving.

You will find:

  • Fire extinguisher – Under the stone sink.
  • Smoke detector – On the ceiling of the loft.
  • Gas alarm – Under the kitchen counter.

We are determined to preserve the vegetation around the cabin, so it’s crucial that everyone uses existing paths and the designated fire pit.

Very important: No one is allowed to cut branches, bark, or chop trees around the cabin. Roasting sticks can be found in the kitchen drawer.

Climbing trees close by the cabin is prohibited. If you want to climb trees, please go a bit into the forest.

Please clean up after yourself and leave the cabin in the same condition as when you arrived.

NOTE: Washing the dishes is NOT included in the optional service “Cleaning of the cabin after use” All guests must wash the dishes before leaving.

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