Happy Monday! Sweden is still feeling the energy of Friday’s midsummer’s eve celebrations, and although the cut wildflowers have started to wilt, the memories of the day remain strong (although slightly hazy for those who imbibed a little too much aquavit!). 

Last Monday I featured a pretty summer cottage on the Swedish island of Gotland – which one eagle-eyed reader recognised as the former home of Emma Sundh. I’ve always loved Emma’s projects, having featured her summer cottage (and pink caravan!) in the past. So, today I thought I’d share what she’s been up to lately, and you won’t be disappointed! 

Over the past two years, Emma and her partner have been busy building a house in Värmland. And not just any house. As a strong environmental advocate, the property has been built entirely from ‘stone, clay, straw, recycled materials, laughter, hope, happiness and sorrow’ (in Emma’s own words)! 

Look closely at the sink and you’ll see a crack in the sink. When Emma found it, there was a huge chunk missing from the front. Not to be deterred, she sought advice from expert friends and filled it in! 

I love these snapshots. It makes me want to see more and read Emma’s book! Do you feel the same? I think it’s only available in Swedish right now, but hopefully it will be translated to other languages soon! I’ll keep you posted if so. 

We’re about to head home from our own summer cottage now, life is whirring around me as we speak. I’d better close my laptop and help pack up! 

Wishing you all a great start to the week, see you Wednesday! 

Photography: Emma Sundh, shared with kind permission. 



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