While enduring the short cold days of our Sydney winter I’m dreaming of picking wildflowers and enjoying long, long hours of daylight in my imaginary Swedish summer house.
This architecturally-designed modular summer home is just 55 square meters and comfortably accommodates a family of five. Each room has large sliding glass doors opening onto the wide deck, allowing the light of the long days to bring the outside in. It’s furnished and decorated with Scandi simplicity. Perfect.
If your taste runs to the more eclectic, you might prefer a converted barn for your Swedish summer house. This one has a more rustic and easy-going feel with its jumbled collection of furnishings and nik-naks. It’s the sort of home that you walk into, dump your bags down and immediately relax into holiday mode.
I’d love to be sitting outside under that big tree with friends and kids running around on summer days that feel like they’ll never end! Meanwhile, I’m snuggled up inside with soup on the stove and my slippers on. Which is kind of lovely in its own way. But tonight I’ll be dreaming of a Swedish summer house.