“Swiss” and “trailer park” are not phrases that you’d typically put together, but hey, why can’t the Alps enjoy the fruits of single-wide mobile living? Photographer Christian Neuenschwander did a study of a park in Flumserberg, and the results are worth giving lengthy consideration. Though one is loath to stereotype, the site does seem to fit qualities that are typically associated with the Swiss: neatness and order preside.
But, also, there’s something about looking at the similar-yet-difference that makes you receive it in unexpected ways, as if your head was turned sideways. These trailers are cool, with views to die for.
Weekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins. It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscape…for something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of “weekend” reminds that it’s a temporary respite.