my swedish cottage

Cottage 1 Cottage 2

Here are a few snapshots of the wee little house I've been staying at in Sweden. It's just under 400 square feet and pretty much has everything I need. I've totally fallen in love with the cottage life! It has all the coziness of a house without the hassle that a large space brings. 


Oh dear. Next week I leave + return to reality!!


  1. can’t imagine a lovelier place to have been. wishing you a smooth transition back to life in the states. so happy you got to get away for a little bit!

  2. Your reality can be (and is!) just as beautiful Chelsea. I can’t wait to see your next home! Are you on the lookout for a wee cottage near Portland? Or is it back to city life for you??

  3. Oh, it’s beautiful. The surroundings and the exterior looks a lot like my cottage. I’m still dreaming about light and peaceful interiors like that:) Looks like the cottage has been a little heaven on earth!

  4. It’s so cute, Chelsea! I, for one, am glad you’re coming home for a while! Although I can certainly understand why it would be hard to leave this!

  5. I’m in LOVE!! I’ve always wanted at some point to live in a small little cottage. I love the one my grandparents live in when they were first married (and with 3 babies, until baby 4 arrived!), and sometimes I dream of living there.
    I love the lightness and airiness of your little cottage- how hard it will be to leave!

  6. Just seeing the kitchen again makes me wish I had that fridge. I do like appliances that don’t look like appliances. I seriously loved it.

  7. oh wow. hmmm, can you take it with you? it’s so perfect. i love the kitchen. i think it would be so hard to leave, but we’ll welcome you home with open arms, chelsea! you’ll always have sweden and thank you for sharing it with us. safe travels.

  8. My envy has increased ten fold from seeing this pictures. So beautiful!

    I hope your last week is fabulous, and your journey home safe.

  9. oh my goodness chelsea nooooo! It looks like the cosiest place on the planet, I have been dying to see some pictures, and I just know you’ve been taking some with your polaroid and perhaps saving them for something super special( (I’m good with keeping secrets!!).

    Thank you for the sneak peek, wish I was able to come up and visit you. xox

  10. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone! It has really been a dream! To answer a few questions:

    I found the house online. There is a really great site with lots of Swedish cottages and if you email me, I can give you the info. Luckily, once I decided to stay for multiple months, I got an amazing deal since it is off-season.

    Yes, it is grass on the roof! Occasionally the landlord comes over to “weed” the roof!

    xoxo Chelsea

  11. I am so utterly jellybugs…jealous! It’s beautiful and I love the idea of you tip tappettying away like Jessica Fletcher in there.

    T x

    P.S Thank you for the mention on the simple site xxs

  12. It’s so beautiful and just what I imagine when I picture Sweden. I was recently introduced to your blog by Melisa over at The Lil Bee. She featured “my list” and referenced a photo from your blog. I’m so glad she did. Looking through your blog was like a mini-vacation and I sure needed one. I hope your transition back to the States is as seamless as possible. I’ll be back here soon. : )

  13. Hello! Thank you for posting about this on instagram. I am currently planning our trip to Sweden for this September and October. I was going to use AirBnb but your other resources you had mentioned are very helpful. Do you still have the information on the cottage you rented? I think it would be perfect for my husband and I. It’s near Stockholm, correct? You can email me at


    1. Hi Sara! I am not sure if this one is availabile any longer. I would search for Resaro. on the site. That’s where it is located but the family I knew who lived there has now moved. Hope that helps!!

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