Category Archives: OUTDOOR

THE HOUSE WITH THE PINK CHAIRS

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This house on Mallorca (Spain) is the perfect summer home. It is situated less than 50 meters away from the sea and there is no line between inside and outside. The pergolas on the terraces provide shade, while the thick walls keep the heat outside so it stays cool inside. Striking are the hot pink chairs which contrasts beautifully with the blue sky. The house is new but it was built with respect for tradition. The construction, although modern, comply with Mallorcan architectural guidelines and natural materials have been used that come from the area.

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A SWEDISH SUMMER HOME IN GOTLAND

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This beautiful summer home, owned by Lovely Life’s Amelia, was recently featured in Residence magazine. The lovely house is located on Gotland, a popular Swedish summer holiday destination. Many Swedes own a summer house, about twenty percent of all Swedes. And every summer tens of thousands of Swedes abandon their homes in towns and cities while they are heading to their summer houses to spend the entire summer with friends and family. If you could own a summer home where would this be?

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THE TRAVEL FILES: A SUMMER HOME FOR RENT ON IBIZA

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Situated in the green north-west of Ibiza, between San Mateo and San Miguel and hidden in a forest of pine trees, holiday homes Can Sol and Casita Luna offer you a lovely and peaceful environment for a happy and relaxed holiday on the white isle. Can Sol is a unique, authentic house built of only natural materials. It is not an impersonal, cold design-villa, but a warm and cosy “home” where you will get to know and feel the real Ibiza. In the middle of nature, from the early sunbeams in the morning during breakfast until the magic sunset in the evening during dinner. Outside you will find besides a saltwater pool, plenty of space to chill on one of the sun beds, enjoy a good meal at the dinner table or admire the beautiful view. The house is child-friendly as there are chicken, a trampoline, a tipi to play in and lots of space to run around.

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HAPPY SUMMER DAYS ARE ABOUT…

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Summer days are about camp fires, spending time with family & friends, eating sweet fruit and enjoying life. Happy summer my friends!

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A HOME IN ITALY FACING THE ADRIATIC SEA

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This ancient stone home owned by Danish couple Lars and Pernille Lembcke looks across the Adriatic Sea. The beautiful house is located in the town of Polignano in Puglia, the ‘heel’ of Italy. “From the outside it just looks like a normal town house, but as soon as you enter you are dragged by the light to the sea-facing kitchen and out onto the large terrace courtyard that hangs 20 meters above the water,” she says. “The first and last thing we do every day is inhale the sea. You can read more about this home on the Kinfolk website.

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10 OF THE BEST HAMMOCKS FOR A LAZY SUMMER DAY

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A hammock is the perfect place to spend a lazy summer day. I have selected 10 of the best hammock images that I could find to get you in summer mood. And if the weather isn’t that great, you can always try to find a place to hang a hammock indoors (images two & five)! My favorite hammock is a beige one with scalloped edging (like this one here). You can find an abundance of hammocks in various colors and designs in Etsy shop Hamanica.

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A COZY FINNISH HOLIDAY CABIN

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This cozy holiday cabin in Finland is small (it measures only 48m2) but it contains two bedrooms, a sitting room with fireplace, a small kitchen and even a sauna and quest room. The owners, a family of five, doesn’t mind that there isn’t a lot of space. They love spending their free time here, spending quality time together and and enjoying the outdoor life. The decor of the cabin is kept simple yet stylish with lots of white and wood.

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