City cottage is a gorgeous mini-cabin located on a stunning island called Lauttasaari near Helsinki, Finland. It has clean compact interior with a ravishing little kitchenette and a fabulous sitting arrangement. The comfy bed awaits in the loft space up top, which has a hanging ladder down to the floor. This holiday retreat offers awesome beach activities such as boating, swimming, playing around on the beach, etc. Take a look at these photos and then tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!
It is well-known that Finns love to spend time in a cottage and amidst nature. So much so, that spending time in a cottage is possible even in the center of Helsinki. A 14 sqm cottage for the 4-person Palva architect family was recently built in Lauttasaari, only two kilometres from the family home and the parents’ work place. As there is only 14 sqm for the 4-person family, the space has to be divided carefully. It’s divided into an entrance and kitchen combination, from where there’s a small step – in the Japanese fashion – to the living space and sleeping level. At the design stage the spatial arrangements of boats and caravans were carefully studied; 14 sqm is a large space if it’s furnished with fixed furniture in a similar way as in sailing boats intended for family use. The sofas along the back wall of the cottage can easily be turned into sleeping places for three persons; the fourth sleeping place is in the loft space. There’s storage space in built-in cupboards in different areas as well as under the raised floor.