Gallery: Villa Valtanen is a Wilderness Hideaway in Finland Made from L...

Located very close to the Arctic Circle in Lapland, Finland, design firm Arkkitehtitoimisto Louekari has designed and built a beautiful wilderness hideaway that in isolation on a forested hillside. The home, which consists of a living room with a sauna and a separate woodshed, is covered in tarred timber, reflecting the charred remains of old forest fires. Villa Valtanen was created from local materials, using local craftsmanship with a deep respect for the surrounding Nordic landscape.

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