Villa Valtanen

Lappland, Finland – Arkkitehtitoimisto Louekari

Built area: 55.5 sqm
Year built: 2012
Photography: Lauri Louekari and Kaisa Siren

Those wanting to disappear from the world temporarily might find this award winning log house interesting. Surrounded by forest trees and remnants of old fires, this hideaway resembling tarred timber blends in well with the wilderness. Its facade says “welcome” with its natural wood finish.


Full height glass windows gives a better view of the forest.
Full height glass windows gives a better view of the forest.

The hideaway consists separately of a living room and sauna, and wood shed. A terrace in the middle provides access to both cabins. Occupants are sure to enjoy its warm and cosy interior. Warm white lighting, wood furniture, accessorized with furry carpet and chair covers would make you want to stay inside for the entire day. Wouldn’t it?

This is a “modern architecture meets traditional timber structures” project. All materials, except the solar panels and composting toilet, were from local firms making this architecture a pride for the Finnish.

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