So, it's Monday...again...and I'm daydreaming about summer. This greenhouse by Helsinki architect Ville Hara and designer Linda Bergroth is inspiring me to get back over to Scandinavia as soon as possible. Bergroth has customised the prototype to create her own summer house, adding a wooden floor, solar panels for lighting and steps made from reclaimed bricks. It is a unique prefabricated garden shed that combines a green house with storage space and comes in ready made elements that can be assembled by simply using a screwdriver. The Garden Shed is made from Finnish pine and safety glass and equipped with automatic openers to control the temperature inside.
Ok, so it may be a little impractical to sleep here in the middle of a Scandinavian summer (that midnight sun absolutely wrecked havoc on my internal clock), but can you imagine how amazing it would be to sleep here in the middle of winter and be able to look up and see the Northern Lights right above you?
There's even space at the back of the shed for garden furniture and tools to be stored.
The big doors allow natural light to come in and allows you to easily see and reach everything. I can't imagine a better way to spend an afternoon, sitting by the waterside on a remote Finnish island.
(Just let me daydream for a bit longer).
Image via Arsi Ikäheimonen