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

Most of the fixed furniture serves more than one purpose
Most of the fixed furniture serves more than one purpose

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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