KOTI (Finnish for "home") transforms the premises of Tori Quarters Sofiankatu 4 to bring the magic of the communal cottage experience in the very heart of Helsinki.Each evening, up to 12 guests can book from a selection of six spruce timber aitta. Each day, the installation is open for the public to visit.
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KOTI – A cottage experience in the heart of Helsinki

KOTI (Finnish for home) is an immersive pop-up installation set inside the prestigious premises of the Tori Quarters. KOTI is available for 30 days only from the 16th of August till the 17th of September 2017. Savour the luxury of simplicity and the value of sharing new experiences. Sleep in your very own design cottage and indulge yourself with tranquility and communal hospitality right in the heart of Helsinki.

The space

KOTI consists of six wooden cottages inspired by the aitta, a traditional Finnish guest cottage. Similarities can also be found with Japanese ryokans (hostels with paper thin walls and minimalist aesthetic).

In this 9 m2 spruce timber cottage, a 120 cm bunk bed and a hand-picked collection of Finnish design await families or friends travelling together. Take your shoes off, wrap yourself into a toasty dressing gown and make yourself at home. After a restful night, a Finnish breakfast is served every morning to our guests at the large communal table.

KOTI guests of a sociable disposition may enjoy the communal area.
An in-cabin entertainment package accessible via wifi, includes short films, documentaries, animations and Finnish travel guides.

Facilities: Bunk bed (120 cm), dressing gowns, towels, slippers, electric socket, lamp, hand mirror, headphones
Shared with other guests: common space with breakfast table, showers, toilets, sauna.

The cottages are not soundproof, so please be considerate of your fellow guests!

ABOUT KOTI
KOTI is a unique design and culture project conceived and curated by awarded designer Linda Bergroth for the Finnish Institute in Paris. Cottages are inspired by the aitta, a traditional Finnish guest cottage.

KOTI is a part of Mobile Home 2017, a joint venture of four Finnish cultural institutes in Paris, Berlin, the Benelux and London. The project explores and interprets different meanings of home through experiences, architecture, art, science and sociology during the year of 2017, when independent Finland is celebrating its centenary.

Interaction with guests

Our hosts are present every day at KOTI to assist guests with check in, present the installation, accommodate requests and ensure a pleasant stay for all. Guests will be served mainly in Finnish, English and French, but other languages may be possible.

Other things to note

KOTI is a living art installation celebrating the Finnish home. Cottages are available for guest use between 6 pm and 11 am. During the afternoon, from 1 pm to 6 pm, KOTI is open to the public as an art and design installation.

As in regular homes or ryokans, there is no sound isolation. KOTI guests must be considerate of other.

Guests must store their belongings in a guarded luggage room during the day. It is not possible to leave them inside the cottages, even for those staying more than one evening.

The sauna can be booked upon request between 8:15pm and 10pm each evening (45 minute turns). The showers in the same premises can be used outside the reserved turns as well as in the morning.

As Finnish people do in their own homes, KOTI guests should remove their shoes when entering KOTI.

Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

For more information see “House rules”.

Institut finlandais remains all the rights for possible changes.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 double beds

Amenities
Wireless Internet
Breakfast
Air conditioning
Hair dryer

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 6PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

BOOKING
There are 6 cottages (2 single, 1 twin, 2 double, 1 family), altogether 12 people at once.

The minimum stay is one night and the maximum stay is 3 nights.

Check-in before 10 pm, guests arriving after 10 pm should inform hosts in advance.

Guest reservations should be made via Airbnb, (we are unable to accept direct reservations).

Information on the terms of reservations and cancellations may be found on Airbnb. Cancellations are possible, but cancellation fees will apply.

In case you want to privatize all the KOTI cabins for a night, you can contact us directly at (EMAIL HIDDEN)

DAILY SCHEDULE

11 pm - 7 am
Quiet time

8 am - 10 am
Breakfast served

11 am
Check-out, guests must leave the cottages for the day

11 am - 1 pm
Cleaning, cottages closed

1 pm - 6 pm
KOTI is open to the public as an exhibition

6 pm - 10 pm
Check-in

6 pm - 9 pm
Sauna available

THINGS TO NOTE

KOTI is a living art installation celebrating the Finnish home. As cottages are part of this installation, they are open to public viewing during the day.

Cottages are available for guest use between 6 pm and 11 am. During the afternoon, from 1 pm to 6 pm, KOTI is open to the public as an art and design installation.

Guests must store their belongings in a guarded luggage room during the day. It is not possible to leave them inside the cottages, even for those staying more than one evening.

Sauna can be booked upon request between 6 pm and 9 pm each evening (45 minute turns). Showers are available for the guests in the same premises from 9 pm onwards.

As Finnish people do in their own homes, KOTI guests should remove their shoes when entering KOTI.

INSIDE THE CABINS

Guests can access KOTI KINO an in-cabin online entertainment directly from their own connected devices via wifi. KOTI KINO will include short films, documentaries, animations and Finnish travel guides by Visit Finland and My Helsinki.

Facilities: headphones, bathrobe, towel(s), slippers, linen, plug sockets

OUTSIDE THE CABINS: THE DOCK

"The Dock" is the common space where our guests can meet and interact. It includes: shared breakfast table, shared shower facilities, shared toilets

FAMILIES

Children are welcome at KOTI. They should however be accommodated within available beds as no extra beds can be provided. The family cottage includes two double bunk beds and may be booked by families, groups of friends or colleagues (max: 4 people).

BREAKFAST

Breakfast is included at KOTI. A breakfast is served on the Dock every morning between 8 am and 10 am.

Guests with allergies and/or dietary restrictions should make note of these during the reservation process.

It is not possible to prepare or store food inside cabins.

DURING YOUR STAY

As in a regular home, the cottages are not sound-proof. Please be considerate of your neighbours.

KOTI is a smoke-free environment.

Staff will be on-site at all times, so it will be possible to exit and enter outside check-in times (although please try not to disturb other guests).

We are unable to accommodate pets at KOTI.

KOTI HOSTS

Our hosts are present every day at KOTI to assist guests with check in, present the installation, accommodate requests and ensure a pleasant stay for all.

Guests will be served mainly in Finnish, English and French, but other languages may be possible.

Morning and evening hosts (7 am - 10 pm): Anna, Anni, Henri, Kamilla, Laura, Laura, Michaël, Tanja, Tytti

Night hosts (10 pm - 7 am)

EVENTS

Should an evening event be scheduled at KOTI our guests will be notified in advance.

Seats will be automatically reserved for KOTI guests who have booked a cottage on the same evening as an event.

All events are held before 10 pm.

ACCES

KOTI Helsinki is located inside the renovated premises of the Tori Quarters on Sofiankatu 4 in the historical centre of Helsinki where the heart of the old town meets the new buzz of the city.

An ideal location right next to the sea, between the Market Square and Senate Square.

ABOUT KOTI
KOTI is an art and design installation conceived by Linda Bergroth for the Finnish institute in Paris.

Originally set as a popup livable installation inside the Finnish institute in Paris for a 100 days in spring 2017, KOTI is coming to Helsinki this summer.

KOTI is an immersive experience into Finnish hospitality and cottage culture as well as an exhibition showcasing Finnish knowhow in design and architecture.

CANCELLATION FROM THE HOST
Cancellation may happen in case of force majeure.
Our guests will be fully refunded.
Institut finlandais remains all the rights for possible changes.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

2 Reviews

Ines User Profile
September 2017

Suvi User Profile
September 2017
KOTI-Sleepover oli mahtava kokemus, kiitos kovasti! Oli hienoa yöpyä Torikortteleissa ja nauttia yhteisöllisyydestä ja suomalaisesta designista. Pellavaisissa lakanoissa nukkui todella hyvin ja muutenkin ympäröivä maanläheinen kotimainen luksus miellytti. Sauna ja aamiainen molemmat erinomaisia. 5/5 elämys.

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Linda User Profile

I am Linda Bergroth, designer and art director of the KOTI experience. Inspired by the simple pleasures of holiday stays in a Finnish countryside cottage, we hope to share the delights of an aitta with our guests inside the premises of Torikorttelit. Six cottages made out of spruce timber and furnished with hand-picked selection of Finnish design are stand inside the jugend halls located at Sofiankatu 4.
We invite guests from all over the world to experience the warmth, tranquility and communal hospitality of a shared Finnish sleepover in then heart of Helsinki.

Languages: English, Français, Suomi
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