Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Marjaniemi Cottage



My cousin has this lovely cottage allotment in Marjaniemi, Helsinki.  They bought it last September so this is their first summer there. I guess this cottage allotment is a kind of Finnish thing. It allows people to enjoy village lifestyle in a city. Fantastic idea and it's great that the tradition is still alive after 100 years. For example Marjaniemi allotment was founded in 1946. 

All the houses are app. 33m2 and there's garden around each house. Not too huge yet bigger than a balcony, so there's space for trees and for your own vegetable garden. 

Next step here is to paint the cottage in blue. Actually you can find the exact colour in one of the pics below - it's the tone of the post box.










This is how it looked in September 2015 click click.


29 comments:

  1. Lovely cottage. I think waiting it blue will make it look even cleaner and lively (not that it's not). I love the flowers

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    1. It is! In blue it will look even lovelier :)

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  2. This is just lovely! Here in Ontario we have what people call "cottage country" which is essentially towns that are 1-2 hours drive from the city and people have cottages, usually by the lake.

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    1. That sounds good! Almost every family in Finland have their summer cottage somewhere by a lake or sea, but this one is actually just a few meters from their home :)

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  3. Oh wow, this is so pretty. I really like all of the outdoor decorations. The blue color is a great choice!

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  4. Omg what a cute little
    Cottage!!! Everything about it just looks fabulous:)

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  5. Your photos are so pretty! I love all the details around the cottage.

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  6. This cottage is so charming! I love all of the little details inside. The decorations are spot on!

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  7. so cute and beautiful! Loving all the details!

    Rakel ♥ www.alovelystyle.com

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  8. What a cute little place. I love the rustic feel<3

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  9. cute cheery and beautiful pictures!!!! love the details!

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  10. I love the abundance of flowers. It really adds to the cottage's charm. Wonderful renovation.

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    1. Flowers make a huge difference to the atmosphere! :)

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  11. This cottage looks so beautiful and you have captured it very nicely!

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    1. It was pretty easy to capture it as it was such a lovely place :)

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  12. The cottage is like my dream house, rustic tranquil and serene. I think it would make the perfect getaway!

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    1. You're right - it's in the city yet in a totally different world :)

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  13. OMG! It's such a dream house! Fabulous photos and a great inspiration to follow!

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  14. A place where I can stay forever. haha. Dream cottage it is. Love the hanging spoons. :)

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  15. I've never heard of a cottage allotment before but it looks like a wonderful place to take a break! Beautiful photos :)

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