Our off-the-grid (=no electricity) cottage is very basic and simple, items provided are minimal, yet it is modern and caringly furnished. We live remote in the woods, a car and love for nature is an important requirement. The cottage is with a beautiful view through an old window over our big strawberry field, if you are lucky enough there are already strawberries growing.
Please note that we live off-the-grid, that means there is no electricity in the cottage. There is the possibility of very limited solar energy for light and phone/laptop charging only. You have a kitchen with no running water, equipped with the basic stuff that is needed for cooking as well as a brand-new table gas stove with two hotplates, where you can cook and warm water. There is also a microwave. Please note that the ceiling in the kitchen/living room area is low. There is no heating possibility in the cottage, it's usually warm enough in summer time, but please note that Finnish summer is unpredictable, blankets (that we provide) do the trick in case of rainy summer days. Your bathroom will be the garden sauna, that you can use all for yourself, working knowledge of fire-starting is a must, you can also heat your water there! You have the honor of washing yourself there in the old, slow and beautiful traditional way (without a shower head). Your toilet will be the outdoor toilet. Both, garden sauna and outdoor toilet are across the yard, and on your way there you'll meet our dogs. We provide drinking water in canisters.
Please note that due to privacy reasons the location is only roughly marked. We do not live in the city of Ranua, but outside in the area of Ranua about 20min from the centre!
Zugang für Gäste
You have free access to the big yard where the cottage is. You can use the cozy pavilion, which is a few meters from the cottage, as well as the fireplace beside the pavilion. Please refrain from strawberry picking on the field without the host. Please do not feed the dogs and do not enter the fenced area.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We live opposite to the cottage (within spitting distance) in our wooden house and we are here every day, all day long! We expect our guests to act independent and considerate in regards of nature and animals. Don't feel committed to do small talk, we give you lots of privacy - it's fine if you just use the cottage for sleeping, also it's fine if you do decide to use it more. Either way we expect our guests to be respectful and friendly especially to our dogs.
Weitere wichtige Infos
The cottage is in the middle of the woods with no neighbors. In summertime though you can expect people, horses, cars and other animals to pass by, otherwise it is quiet and peaceful! You can go fishing to one of the many lakes and rivers, in summer time even swimming is possible. You can go for loooong hikes through the woods. You can pick berries, which we have a lot of in summer time (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cloudberries!). You can enjoy your near surroundings - i.e Ranua centre or Rovaniemi. Or you can just lie in the gras and watch the birches dance in the wind.
- We expect our guests to to be considerate of our dogs and nature that is all around us! It is very quiet here and this is how it should always be. If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet time in nature this place is for you! It is absolutely not a place for parties, lots of alcohol, screaming or else which we absolutely do not tolerate.
- Dogs must stay with owners at all times. You may not leave a dog unattended in the cottage. Dogsitting in one of our fences is possible. Dogs must be leashed all the time when outside and walking by our house, garden, field and woods! Please clean up after your dog, as many guests enjoy walking in the woods surrounding the cottage.