Hellebu is a log cabin, located in a remote village in Notodden, Norway. The cabin was built in 1959 and has since served as a family retreat and a hunting lodge.
Founded in 2009 by Johanne Birkeland and Ellen Henriette Suhrke, Hellebou came about after a weekend spent together in the cabin. At the time, Hellebu was mainly being used as a storage space. With a desire to revive and make use of the surroundings, they reorganized the cabin along with its belonging woodshed and playhouse. Since 2009, the cabin has functioned as a residency for newly established artists in various fields. The invited guests are encouraged to bring along a companion and explore the surrounding forest, lakes and mountain trails. Each artist is invited to produce a work that somehow relates to the site, and the results have been presented in a publication entitled Hellebou.