Situated on its own island on the West coast of Finland, the lovely owner, photographer and graphic designer Johanna Lehtinen, her husband Jari and daughter Tilda take the 10 minute speed boat ride out to the cabin as often as they can. They try to use it the whole year round but because of its location there are times when we cannot get there - for example, when the ice is too thick for the boat but to thin for walking or using the snow cat.
With no running water or electricity, the cabin is a true back-to-basics experience, where the family spend their time chilling, playing board games, taking boat rides to other islands, visiting and welcoming friends, fishing, rowing, swimming etc. But most of all it's about soaking up the surroundings. They love the wonderful sea and nature, and the peace and tranquility that the island brings. It's great to be in such close contact with nature.
If you feel inspired by Johanna's cabin you might want to check out her latest photography and graphic design projects on her blog and instagram, and also visit her wonderful webshop where she sells her own nature inspired art photography such as Waves and her book Laiturilla, featuring eleven Finnish summer homes by the sea as well as other items (yes, she ships worldwide - woohoo!).
Photography: home-owner Johanna Lehtinen.
Source: Niki Brantmark from My Scandinavian Home