Cuter than a caravan, less cumbersome than a holiday home, the 'summer house' has become a Scandinavian institution. In Sweden they are called sommarstuga and are traditionally painted with a special red colour called falu rödfärg and has white trimmed corners, windows and doors.
Of course I am familiar with traditional Scandinavian architecture and am fond of the colourful barn like houses dotted through the countryside, I had not however heard of summer houses until we were invited to visit our friends' summer house around 30 minutes out of the heart of Copenhagen.
I’d always wanted to live in the UK. It was a strong yearning from a young age, and I felt that if I didn’t at least give it a go, then I’d always have a sense of disappointment. My mum is English, but other than that, I had never been to England myself. I only had stories from others and information I’d seen on TV or read to go on. In hindsight, it seems a little crazy to move half way across the world on a gut feeling, but I did it!
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