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The House in the Woods is a unique collection of photographs that captures wild animals making themselves comfortable in a few abandoned houses. The tenants left the collection of homes empty after the owner of the properties died in a fire. Award-winning Finnish photographer Fagerström discovered what was really happening inside while having a stroll in the woods surrounding his own summer cottage.

After years of being empty, the shabby houses were slowly re-appropriated by local wildlife. In a series of snapshots, which now make up a book, Fagerström has captured some cute and furry inhabitants, including badgers, squirrels, foxes, owls, and voles.

The photographer says of his own work and why he is enchanted by his finds: “Deserted buildings are so full of contradictions… I am fascinated by the way nature reclaims spaces that were, essentially, only ever on loan to humans.”

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Photos by Kai Fagerström