Who is team Olive Green?

Team Olive Green – who are we, and where do we come from? Who is the creative lead and who manages social media? Check this post out to know more!

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Two major decisions

One needs to have a vision, but still a budget and the laws of physics need to be considered. In order to finalize the plans and being able to keep the budget at least somewhat manageable, we needed to take two big decisions, already at this early stage.

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Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas wishes to you, including a special dancing video while waiting for sauna to heat up.

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Project Kaislaranta

Kaislaranta (eng. “Reedy Shore”) is our biggest project so far. In short, we are building a new home. It all started when Pekka, who had just cut off one of his fingers while renovating our previous home, wanted to go and see a piece of property he had found online. Feeling terrible about the recent accident, Minna simply could not say no. Little did we know at the time, but that was for us what they call the “point of no return”. We were hooked.

After 2.5 years of waiting, we finally have a permission to kick off the project. The old house has been torn down in January 2023. The official kick off meeting with the authorities has happened last week, and fingers crossed in two weeks time, the groundwork will start. During the past months, a lot of time has been spent finalizing the plans with the team of designers, and just recently we needed to take some big decisions to keep the budget at least somewhat manageable. Check out the latest posts to find out more!

Photo by Anders Wikholm

The new home will be located on a beautiful 6200 m2 property, right next to water. The design is inspired by mid-century modern buildings, a few of our favorite examples being the Invermark House in South Africa and the Ahm House in England. The basic structure will be post and beam. Big windows will complement the wood and brick elements. As the design gets finalized, we will make sure to share more.

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