Omelette you finish, but these are the best egg-shaped buildings of all time.

This egg-shaped sauna represents rebirth, as the city of Kiruna seeks a new beginning.

Suddenly, it feels like everywhere we look an egg-shaped structure is popping up. From a mirrored, golden sauna to a perfectly oval, wood-shingled tree house, each one is unique in its own way. Intrigued? There are even a couple companies offering these cozy capsules for sale.

1. Pigna Tree Houses in the Italian Dolomites

Located in the woods of Malborghetto Valbruna in the Italian Dolomite commune of Tarvisio, this egg-shaped tree house appears to hover in midair like a giant pinecone.

Located in the woods of Malborghetto Valbruna in the Italian Dolomite commune of Tarvisio, this egg-shaped tree house appears to hover in midair like a giant pinecone.

Courtesy of DomusGaia

The Pigna tree houses were created by Tarvisio-based architect Claudio Beltrame in collaboration with DomusGaia, an Italian firm that manufactures wooden prefabricated homes. The team developed the dwellings for an architectural competition in 2014, and they’re now available as holiday rentals.

2. Arctic Cabin in Hammerfest, Norway

Hexagonal and pentagonal panels come together to form this cabin’s oblong envelope. The unique architectural skin mimics the rock formations that surround it.

Hexagonal and pentagonal panels come together to form this cabin’s oblong envelope. The unique architectural skin mimics the rock formations that surround it.

Courtesy of SPINN Architects

This 150-square-foot cabin gives hikers a comfortable place to rest and recharge while hiking through the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Hammerfest, Norway. The region was previously inaccessible due to its challenging terrain and harsh climate, so the Norwegian Trekking Association developed plans for a “day trip” shelter in collaboration with SPINN Architects and Format Engineers to encourage exploration. This unique egg-shaped structure, dubbed the Hammerfest Cabin, is the result.

3. Egg-Shaped Camping Pod in the Loire

Based on the travels of a beloved French naturalist, Mr. Plocq's Caballon is an egg-shaped cabin that takes cues from both naval and aircraft carpentry.

Based on the travels of a beloved French naturalist, Mr. Plocq’s Caballon is an egg-shaped cabin that takes cues from both naval and aircraft carpentry.

Courtesy of Loirestua – Aurélien Mahot

See the full story on Dwell.com: 8 Egg-Shaped Buildings That Can’t Be Beat

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