Cottage life

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

The sea lies like an open wreath around the nest of Flekkerøy outside Kristiansand. When the wind is on, the tree trunks shine along the path in the coastal forest, which is the way to the cottage.

There are good patios that shine for the wind. Cecilie Tambs and Stein Otto Daatland hook up the kitchen window and attach it in a suspension made by architect Sven Tallaksen in the 1960s. He designed the cottage for himself and his.

Buying fast

– When we took over in 2012, it happened quickly, within just two days. We had a week left of our holiday and could put it in use right away. Imagine, the architect’s wife baked cakes and rescued us the first night we slept here!

The cottage is built into a slope, which made it natural to lay it on two levels. Level two, where the kitchen is located, forms a half floor with full ceilings. From there there is access to an outdoor space towards the mountain behind the cottage. Here the light is soft and nature is close. Only the movements in the grass reveal the wind. The plastic roof over the outside room was reared by moss, and dirty after many years in open air, they changed it out. But it has never been appropriate to build the living room. The coastal forest and the mountain give a warm feeling, there are walls enough.

– Fortunately, we lived in the surroundings here before we got hold of it. This way we have avoided making irreparable errors. We are so happy that we kept the living room as it were. And we have retained the natural vegetation with its diversity, says Stein Otto.

– Nine out of ten meals we go outside, usually in the open sky. On the small terrace outside the living room with a view over the sea, or in the comfort of the living room behind the cottage. Here too we can enjoy the view, “says Stein Otto.

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

BYTTET TAKET: When the old plastic roof was replaced with a new, there was soft and comfortable light on the patio. The bedroom and the toilet that have access from the living room are called cottage 1 and cottage 2. The walkway leads to the outside shower. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

OUTDOOR: Good patios surround the cottage. For the family it is invaluable, because the days can be spent outdoors, almost anyway. This terrace is located on the side of the cottage with entrance to the living room. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

LIST AND WHITE: The living room on level 1 seen from the breakfast corner. All of the fixed interiors are white-colored so the details can be shone. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

KAHYTTEN: The cottage is called the cottage, is easy to understand. The sailing boat reinforces the feeling of being at sea, even though we are indoors on land. Outside the living room is the small patio which overlooks the sea. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

SNERTENT AND PRACTICAL: Under level 2 there is a lot of storage space. It makes it easy to keep the intimate, small rooms tidy. The crap is after Camilla’s mother. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

MELOMROM: Kitchen and bedroom are on either side of the small dining area, and the space between them makes good use of it. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

Bright inside and out

When the doors are opened, the cottage is covered by summery sea air. The color palette inside is soft and comfortable, without strong contrasts that compete with the view. Almost all surfaces are painted light so that daylight is reflected in the rooms. The fact that the cottage is located in the terrain makes it a lot of space.

It’s just a short trip by boat to the fisherman’s restaurant on the quay in Kristiansand. Out to Flekkerøy they can travel on or under water, a tunnel under the sea connects the island to the mainland. The sea road is the absolute fastest way to the cottage, called the cottage.

– Here we are close to the city, it only takes 5-10 minutes by boat to Fiskebrygga. The good thing about it is that it is easy for friends to come and we appreciate it!

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

GOOD AND CALENDAR: On hot summer days it’s ok to have freezing water easily accessible too. Since the kitchen is so small, it is convenient with a water tap outdoors. Under the sink there is a small water tank. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

HAGE: The garden can be enjoyed when the sun is shining. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

LEK: In the garden there is plenty of space for fun and fun. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

OPEN OUTDOOR: The shower head is turned off before departure in case of uninvited guests. The water tank is mounted in a freestanding box, making it easy to reach, while the boxing function as a piece of furniture. Photo: 1694298

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

TAU REQUIREMENTS: The railing is simply made of rope. A reasonable and fun solution. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

SELECTED SENGE BUNNER: The bed base is made up of loose planks that cover the entire bottom so that the underbody does not have to look up in the mattress. To give the mattress a good airing, they have drilled two holes in each plank. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

Nine out of ten meals are eaten outside

BÅTLIV: The sea road is the fastest route to the cottage from Kristiansand. A narrow bay provides nice boats. Photo: Per Erik Jæger

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