And now for something completely different.
This is Heidi…
And this is Heidi’s cottage in southern Finland.
Heidi is an artist, a mother of two young children, and a forest sprite at heart. One day, she decided to build herself a magical little mushroom hut. This is the result:
With a little help from her son and her father, Heidi now has one impish little mound to call her own.
The tiny cob cottage has a living roof which Heidi tends to in the summer months.
Have a look at what she did with the inside of the hut…
I told you she was an artist! You can check out some of Heidi’s work on her Etsy page.
In Heidi’s own words, here is how she came to build her cottage:
My cottage is full of my heart and soul, my principles, creativity and personality. I built the cottage on the land where I spent my childhood, watching the flora and fauna of the forest next to it. To dig up the ground and then mould it back into the cottage walls; just to be able to sit inside that and smell the earth, which felt my footsteps as a child, is simply magical.
Heidi is living the dream, or perhaps I should say, the fairytale.
All hail the kindred spirits of the forests!
Check out the links below to learn more about Heidi and her little mushroom hut: