November 17, 2016 7:36 AM EST

The alpine view from Mount Kanin on Italy and Slovenia’s border may be gorgeous, but seeing it involves a steep ascent and often extreme weather. To house climbers, Slovenian firm OFIS Architects helicoptered in a tiny cantilevered cabin. The three slender bench-beds in the wood-and-glass lodgings are free but accessible only by foot or helicopter, and visitors shouldn’t overstay their welcome. “You’re not meant to spend your holidays there,” says Spela Videcnik of OFIS. “Maybe spend one or two nights and that’s it.”

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This appears in the November 28, 2016 issue of TIME.

Write to Julia Zorthian at julia.zorthian@time.com.

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