"Live the full life..."

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"Live the full life."  http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/life-full-life.html
"Live the full life."  http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/life-full-life.html
"Live the full life."  http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/life-full-life.html
"Live the full life."  http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/life-full-life.html


Live the full life of the mind, 
    exhilarated by new ideas, 
intoxicated by the romance of the unusual. 
 -Ernest Hemingway



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Communing with Nature

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html


Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html
"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better." -Albert Einstein


Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

Believe it or not, this stylish room-with-a-view is actually a pre-fabricated green house/garden shed kit designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland.)
Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

Linda modified the original design slightly adding lighting, wood floors and solar panels to create her own private retreat located on a remote island in eastern Finland.

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

The kit comes in various sizes and 
has a storage shed at the back made of Finnish pine.  

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

The greenhouse portion is made of safety glass and equipped with automatic openers to control the temperature inside.

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html


Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

Salvaged bricks were used to create the simple stairs.

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

Amazingly, the only tool needed to put together the entire structure is a screwdriver - (sans the modifications, of course.) 

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

Green House/Garden Shed designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden (Finland) - photograph by Arsi Ikäheimonen - as featured on linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2014/05/communing-with-nature.html

What an idyllic place to retreat and recharge...soaking in the inspiring surroundings.  —I'm imagining what it must be like to spend the night there...lying in bed with a blanket of stars to send you dreaming.   Pure heaven!
LeAnn - contact:  leannatlinenandlavender@gmail.com

all photographs by Arsi Ikäheimonen,  Arsi Ikäheimonen Photography 
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