In this episode I talk to Aleksi Hautamäki who together with his partner Milla has built a remote, off-grid house on a private island in Finland’s Archipelago National Park.
The house comprises two separate, long rectangular cabins containing living quarters, a workshop and a sauna. What is so beautiful about this home is how it nestles naturally into the landscape. If you have ever dreamed of escaping to remote island to live the simple life, this is the place you would want to be.
We talk about how they found the island, what it was like designing and constructing in such a remote location and what it feels like to live in a home that is completely self-sufficient and connected to nature.
At the end of the episode, I ask Aleksi the three questions I ask all my podcast guests;
– what really annoys him about his home?
– what house has he visited that has really inspired him?
– and, if he could choose anyone to design him a new house, who would he choose?
If you would like to find out more about Project Ö, you can see images of the project on the episode page at anotherarchitecturepodcast.com.
I hope you enjoy listening.