The Finnish landscape is characterized by lakes and forests. Forestry is one of the largest industries here, and is responsible for the production of wood, amongst other things. With 75% forests covering the land area, it means Finns practically live within forests.
In the countryside and as especially in summer, all sorts of small building projects are always under way.
I like the weather-worn wood with its coarseness. It creates a rustic feel that brings back childhood memories.
But there’s also something delightful about the smell of fresh wood, especially indoors. It’s like walking in the middle of the forest. Natural essences extracted from different kind of trees (pine, spruce, birch, etc.) are popular in Finnish saunas.
Barns that are no longer in use make for a wonderful shelter and photography experience, when on the lookout for wildlife roaming in the nearby forests.
What can I say? I love wood, and hope you enjoyed the countryside wooden tour.
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