"Rorbu" cabins were seasonal housing for fishermen during the winter cod fishing season in the Lofoten Islands, Nordland. They are easy to spot as they are commonly painted red and are found along the rocky coastline, in clusters or on their own. They were basic 2-room cabins built on poles over the water and housed dozens of fishermen on bunks. Nowadays, these rorbu cabins have been refurbished into cozy and comfortable, and even luxury style, accommodations.
We stayed at the Svinoya Rorbuer in Svolvær, Nordland this past April and were very comfortable in one of their 2-story, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom rorbusuites overlooking the Vestfjord. Pictures below.