The house in ‘Ex Machina’ is actually a stunning hotel in Norway — take a look inside

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The Juvet Landscape Hotel.
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In the 2015 film “Ex Machina,” a neurotic tech billionaire creates an artificially intelligent humanoid robot inside his mansion in the woods.

In real life, the mansion isn’t even a home at all – it’s the Juvet Landscape Hotel in Valldal, Norway.

The surrounding nature is an integral part of the experience of staying at Juvet, which is tucked inside a rural village surrounded by mountains and a river.

Keep scrolling for a tour of the hotel, which costs about $200 a night.


The Juvet Hotel is made up of nine wood-paneled pods scattered throughout the woods, owner Knut Slinning tells Business Insider. Two guests can stay in each pod.

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To reach some of the pods, guests need to traverse this curved, steel bridge that hovers above the rapids.

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Every room (except the bathroom and bedroom) in the pods has floor-to-ceiling windows. The transparent walls are angled in different directions, maximizing privacy.

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Each 250-square-foot pod features a bedroom, study, bathroom, and living space.

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Guests enjoy amazing views.

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Here is a pod’s living space, where the main characters in “Ex Machina” — computer programmer Caleb Smith and the Dr. Frankenstein-type Nathan Bateman — sit and chat for the first time:

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Smith and Bateman speak to the humanoid, Ava, while she stands in a room made of completely transparent glass walls. But in the real Juvet, all of the interior walls are frosted.

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The pods’ bathrooms are also brighter than the drab ones in the film.

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The rest of the interior, which emphasizes natural materials like concrete and reclaimed wood, is more muted.

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Since western Norway’s temperatures can dip to below zero degrees Celsius in the winter, every pod has heating and a fireplace to keep guests toasty.

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There is also a common pod that all guests can use. The room in the common area pictured below serves as a dining room, just like it did in “Ex-Machina.”

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On the 430-square-foot deck outside this pod, there’s a hot tub that overlooks the Valldola River. In the film, Bateman uses a punching bag near this tub.

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The architects, Jensen & Skodvin, tried to make the hotel’s design feel integrated with nature. Thanks to Juvet’s expansive windows, guests can peer out …

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… and admire the surrounding nature.

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