10 Scandinavian Summer Cottages with a Little Extra Alfresco

The Scandinavian summer is all about making the most of the great outdoors, especially after the long, dark winter! Summer cottages are therefore designed to capitalise on the outdoor space. Alfresco living room areas, kitchens and bathrooms are a popular choice, while others might have anything from an outdoor pool to a more simple bathtub! For chillier days there’s a sauna, and for everyday there’s the lake, fjord or sea for morning, afternoon and evening dips! I hope you’ll feel inspired by these ten wonderful Scandinavian summer homes.

1. A dreamy Danish cottage with a simple outdoor bathroom
2. An idyllic Swedish cottage with an outdoor kitchen and bathroom
3. A Swedish pool villa with aw wonderful outdoor seating area
4. Before and after: A rundown house becomes a dream Danish summer home with an outdoor bath
5. This danish cabin has a lovely outdoor kitchen and living room
6. This idyllic swedish island hideaway has a wonderful outdoor shower!
7. A charming Norwegian cabin with a relaxed outdoor living room and fjord side views
8. A Danish hideaway which is close to nature inside and out.
9. A pared down Finnish cabin with a cosy sauna
10. A Swedish country home with a floating sauna / tiny cottage!
So many wonderful ideas here. Could you imagine incorporating some of these into your home / outdoor space?
To be honest, the weather has been decidedly bad this summer so I think I’d opt for a sauna right now! Anna’s floating one is really fabulous, don’t you think?
With the holidays in full swing, I’m taking a couple of weeks off to be with my family. I hope you have a relaxing fortnight and the sun shines for you!
See you on Wednesday 9th August!

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