It is that time of 12 months in Scandinavia when anyone is slipping more than them selves to enjoy the lengthy-awaited hotter temperature (we’re chatting 16 C/ 60 F these days – we will choose it!). Even though some will be hunting ahead to hanging out in their backyard or local parks this bank holiday, there are some others who will be cycling across town to their ‘kolonistuga‘. Nestled on koloniområdes or ‘allotments’, these, smaller and usually just-embellished cabins provide a great prospect to mature your own veg and unwind in a inexperienced oasis devoid of heading out of city. In spring the drinking water and electricity are turned on for the period and the allotment communities spring to everyday living! This stunning allotment cottage in Slottsskogskolonien, Gothenburg is a excellent instance. Found on a plot considerably from the street, the 27 m2 / 290 f2 cottage presents all the silence and stillness of the countryside as nicely as comfy beds for an afternoon siesta or overnight keep – a genuine oasis!
The exterior gives the impact that the cottage is rooted in the past, so I was considerably taken back again when I saw the inside pics! On closer assessment while, the cottage was really created in 2020 and the older look lends by itself to upcycled windows and doors – a wonderful nod to the earlier home on the plot.
The owners have added present day comforts and contemporary touches these as marble countertops in the kitchen area and a wooden burning stove by the sofa. However, to use the loo and shower you’d have to have to navigate the limited length to the communal rest room close by.
I appreciate how the wood floor has been painted different colours which support to carve out zones within the open up-program area. The storage is also truly intelligent – doubling up as area dividers.
For the duration of the day, the twin beds double up as seating to type an indoor dining spot.
The natural way, the most essential aspect for an allotment cottage is the backyard garden. This charming position benefits from a mature backyard garden with plum, apple, and pear trees as effectively as favourites such as roses, tulips and daffodils and the a lot more unconventional Japanese snowball, Amer maple and flowering dogwood crops.
Who demands a nation estate when you can have a green oasis proper there in the city centre?
See other minimal allotment cottages below:
Do you have something comparable to this in your nation? I might appreciate to listen to about it if so!
It truly is a lender holiday break here tomorrow so I’m scheduling on spending some downtime with For every and the women – ideally up at our small cabin but we’ll see! I hope you have a lovely, calming handful of times.
Vi ses på Måndag (see you on Monday!).