A beautiful basic weekend cabin

In Scandinavia I sometimes hear about people enjoying their free time in a basic cottage without running water and electricity. Now it's becoming popular in the UK too. It seems everyone's keen to escape the demands of daily life - the more disconnected the better. In fact people will pay a small fortune to go back to basics. No WIFI? No worries. No mobile reception? Bring it on! This beautiful, basic 'Ermitage' cabin designed by Paris based architects Septembre is just the tonic for a weekend retreat if you need some alone time.

Septembre via Lotta Agaton and Wabi Sabi with thanks

Could you spend your weekend here?

If you love this, you'll also love this Finnish family cabin in the snow. And this Swedish cottage is so cosy (love the bed in the wall!). There's always this oh so fabulous eco-friendly holiday home out in the Finnish forests too! Or for something further away - may absolute favourite - a beach retreat in Uruguay, heaven! Which one would you pick?

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Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Love this! Followed the links, too, and I'm deeply smitten with that Finnish cabin. Eco-friendly architecture can be so visually appealing.

  2. Love your blog and follow you on FB. Great links to other cottages and had a great time looking at all the spaces. When everything gets busy in 'real life' I enjoy having a cuppa and looking through your posts. You always have a lot of lovely pics.


  3. nice blog! nice photos, love the article, never seen this before!!

  4. I love this little place, but, my fave is the Finnish cabin - that place is unbelievable! Have a wonderful Sunday! ;-)

  5. This might be a bit to simple...on the other hand really developing the senses and makes you relax, so I´m for it! xo Caroline
    Ps, I have changed blog name and adress if you would like to change in you blog roll:)

  6. I would love to have such a place as an art studio.. I love those big windows


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