Summer plans…

While our new summer house is being built we need to make other plans for this coming summer. The past 5 years, we have been going to our old summer house in Sweden (that we sold in December). Images from that house here.

We are still waiting for the final ok from the county of Mölle, Sweden to approve our building permit. We made adjustments to the garage, since it was to tall. Keeping our fingers crossed it will work. Our builder, Fiskarhedenvillan handles all contacts and meetings which is helpful given we are far away and on a different time-zone.


Not sure about our plans for this summer. We are thinking about spending a few weeks in Sweden followed by exploring a new spot here in the US. While trying to decide, I was looking at sites that rent out homes in Europe, and oh mama – have I found treasures!! – Like this one in the Southwest of France, Hautefage. We have lived in France for several years, so it certainly makes our heart beat a little stronger. Vive la France!

This farm house is over 200 years old and as you can see – beautifully renovated. The best part is that it doesn’t look much from the outside…which makes it an even more wonderful surprise to walk in and see this …


The small town is not beach spot but remember, the South of France is so much more. Its located in a village that offers stunning landscape, is close to the border to Spain and all the mountains and hikes that offers. Also, in the neighbor villages you will find at least 2 star ‘Michelin restaurants or Guide Rouge as they are called today. So expect good food!


Its a contemporary and simple home that mixes the old and new very well. The owners have been picky in what furniture to bring in. I can tell they really care and have a heart for interior design.


Wonderful to see that they kept the original floors and walls. Again, loving the mix of rustic and modern.


Now, who doesn’t love this old leather sofa from Arne Jacobsen?


I could see myself enjoying a glass or two of rosé, the must-have baguette along with the wonderful St Nectaire cheese. Mais oui, need to visit France again soon!




There are so many beautiful countries, spots and homes around the world (but so little time). You might have time and budget to see some of them in your lifetime, and even if you can´t make it there –  I am happy just being able to see them, walk into them like this via images. During that short period, I dream away and picture myself right there. Are you in France right now as well?

Remind me to show you some more summer rentals…
Hugs P


Beautiful images via Welcome Beyond.

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