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The boathouse at Sokn

The boathouse is located on the island Sokn outside Stavanger, The building is a new holiday home located on several hundred old boathouse walls in the coastal cultural landscape in Ryfylke. The building withstands spring surges that enter floors and walls as it has always done. Until the end of the 70's, all traffic from Sokn took place by sea, and "Naustrane" was important for fishing and traffic for the people on the islands. The boathouse environment connects past and future through architecture and experience for visitors. 

The architect behind

The building was designed by the famous Norwegian professor and architect Espen Surnevik. He grew up here, knows the culture and has drawn everything from the building itself to the little stool in the bedroom.  


Read more about the project by following the link below



The interior is planned with an emphasis on simplicity and luxury. Fast internet and TV hidden in the wall. The kitchen has the equipment one needs and there are good mattresses in the bedrooms for longer stays. Natural products have been used for insulation and wool from the Norwegian sheep for furniture .   

The furniture downstairs is designed by the architect and made of a large pine tree covered in leather from the sheep on the farm. Here you can experience the Norwegian summer night by the sea, alone or with family and friends. Feel free to light a fire in the pit on a nice evening.

Food and kitchen

There is a kitchen to cook your own food. Some basics like oil, salt and pepper are included. There is a coffee maker, quooker, refrigerator and stove. There is a grocery store and the possibility of fast food at Askjesenteret about 2 km over the bridge to the north. There is a restaurant with good Norwegian food at Sokn Camping about 1 km from the boathouse.  

The guestbook

What do previous guests say?

Beds and bathrooms

There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with a bunk bed, four beds. In addition, there is a sofa bed in the living room, a sleeping space.​ We add bed linen according to the number of guests. Towels and a hairdryer are also provided.

Fresh indoor climate

The boathouse is non-smoking. Shoes are not allowed inside. Pets not allowed.


There is space for several cars and free parking for private cars on the pier.


On the occasion of the School of Architecture and Design in Oslo's 75th anniversary, Espen Surnevik taught about some of his works that have been the power of his own work. The boathouse and the fascination with old boathouses, Espen tells more about here. Note! The lecture is in English and can be seen in its entirety here:

An excerpt that only includes the boathouse can be seen here:


It is possible to fish dinner from the floating pier. For the children there is simple fishing equipment available. Feel free to ask the host how to get crab and small fish. It's easy to get hooked when you see fish and crab gather around the bait. 

The boathouse is located on Sokn Gard. There is the possibility of a tour of the farm with chickens, cats, sheep and dairy cows. In addition, we have some vegetable growing. On the farm there is also a 5 km hiking trail.

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Experiences and activities

There are many opportunities for day trips, activities and excursions with the boathouse as a starting point. Read more about our recommendations by pressing the button below

Practical info, prices and payment

We can be contacted by email: or mobile + 4798213555 / +4747501110


Prices and terms

Stays must be a minimum of 2 days.

Price: see Airbnb

It is possible to rent a boat Pioner with 9.9 hp, 2 kayaks or 2 sup boards for NOK 500 / day.

This is agreed upon arrival. Extra motorhome DKK 500 / day.

The stay must be paid through Airbnb or two days before arrival.

Arrival / Departure

Meetup at Soknaveien 59
Check in 15.00  Check out 12.00


The tenant cleans, takes out waste and lays towels and bed linen at the exit. We take care of washing out.

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