mobile mökki

A mökki is a Finnish cabin, nowadays mostly used as a holiday facility, but earlier often functioned as small living space for hunters and forest dwellers (e.g. “erämökki” = wilderness cabin).

In summer 2015, I transformed an old rusty 1992 Fiat Ducato into a livable camper van, which would be my home and working space for two months, while I traveled through the entire country of Finland. The interior was made from leftover materials I had found around my university in Helsinki; and other parts I bought in the numerous second hand stores in the city of Helsinki. Every element was based on the style of the typical Finnish mökki, meaning a lot of wood, colorful patterned textiles, and keeping things simple. The mobile mökki provided all basic necessities and was very multifunctional: During the day it is a living and working space, and during the night it transforms into a comfy sleeping room, with a spacious double bed.

Find out more about the project here: https://piagrueter.carbonmade.com/projects/6000644#1

 

before
starting point of a transformation
first steps
first cleaning and painting
transformation process
wooden birch plywood floor
textile on the wall
textile on the wall
sleeping sofa
installing an extricable 2-person sleeping sofa
and shelves on the walls
and shelves on the walls
the mobile mökki is simple and honest, but provides space for everything necessary during a travel on the road
the mobile mökki is simple and honest, but provides space for everything necessary during a travel on the road
storage space underneath the sofa
storage space underneath the sofa
everything on its right place
everything on its right place
enough space for reading material
enough space for books and more
visitors warmly invited
visitors warmly invited
a personalized mobile home
a personalized mobile home

puukko

on the roads of Finland
on the roads of Finland
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