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Sommerhus Sauna

Somero, Finland

Journey with us as we explore a private, multi-generational summerhouse in Somero, Finland.


About Sommerhus Sauna

Join us in exploring the enchanting world of Samuel's Sommerhus, a private and multi-generational summerhouse nestled in the serene landscapes of Somero, Finland. This Sommerhus, a term translating to "summerhouse" in Finnish, stands as a testament to the art of slow living, preserving traditions handed down through generations.

Built with care and dedication generations ago, Samuel's Sommerhus encapsulates the essence of a lifestyle that prioritizes simplicity, connection with nature, and the passing down of age-old practices. The continuity of traditions from grandfather to mother and then to son is evident in every aspect of this timeless retreat.

The Sommerhus is a living repository of skills and customs, where the rhythmic cycle of cutting and drying wood becomes a familial legacy. The lake water, a steadfast companion, serves not just as a scenic backdrop but also as a vital resource for the sauna, embodying a harmonious integration of nature into daily life. The making of birch bundles, a ritual passed down through generations, adds a touch of authenticity to the sauna experience, connecting the present with the past.

Despite being devoid of modern electricity, Samuel's Sommerhus ingeniously incorporates contemporary comforts. A refrigerator becomes a silent companion, blending seamlessly with the rustic charm of the cabin. A recent addition to this haven is a wood-burning hot tub, a modern indulgence that coexists harmoniously with the Sommerhus's traditional ambiance. This charming retreat becomes a welcoming haven for friends and family, offering a respite from the demands of the modern world.

As you meander through the Sommerhus, the absence of electricity becomes inconspicuous, replaced by the warmth of tradition and the flickering glow of wood-burning stoves. The juxtaposition of timeless customs and contemporary conveniences creates a captivating atmosphere, where each corner of Samuel's Sommerhus tells a story of familial bonds, shared experiences, and the enduring beauty of a life lived in harmony with nature.

In this Sommerhus, the slow rhythm of life becomes a celebration, an invitation to savor the simplicity of moments spent with loved ones. It's not just a summerhouse; it's a living legacy, a sanctuary where the echoes of the past resonate in every creak of the wooden floorboards and in the crackling flames of the wood-burning hot tub. Samuel's Sommerhus stands as a testament to the enduring beauty of traditions and the timeless allure of a life well-lived in the embrace of nature.



Director: Mika Hotakainen

DP: Sampo Johansson

Editor: Kate Linhardt

Sound: Mika Hotakainen

Writers: Mika Hotakainen & Samuel Aarnio

Production Services: Film Service Finland ltd


Samuel Aarnio

Joppe Quaedvlieg

Julius Laukka


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