Gallery: Finnish Family Builds Tranquil Seaside Cottage in Biking Dista...

And the home is heated with a wood-fired stove.

Distant vacations are costly – economically and environmentally – but everybody needs an occasional break from the grind in order to maintain their sanity. Thanks to their new, low-cost, minimalist city cottage, the Palva family can take a vacation whenever they want! Although its small footprint ensures a small expenditure of natural resources, it also challenges the family to divvy up space so that everyone is comfortable.

This is achieved by giving the fixed furniture dual purposes – such as the sofas that can also be used as both beds and storage space – and with a kitchen area that is easily converted into homework space for the children. Even in the winter, solar energy provides the entire home with electricity, while the fetching wood-fired stove can crank out plenty of heat to keep this nature-loving family nice and warm during fierce winters.

+ Verstas Architects

images © Andreas Meichsner

Via Arch Daily


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1 Comment

  1. janp March 17, 2012 at 3:33 am

    where can I learn more about this cottage, e.g. is it custom build or prefabricated, if the later one can I get contact to builder or supplier, etc.
    many thanks, Jan

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