This updated, extended edition presents a variety of summer residences and saunas, on sites ranging from the archipelago and the Finnish lake district to the fells in the north. More than 40 uniquely designed buildings are explored, representing the best in contemporary Finnish holiday home and sauna architecture. The buildings, which differ from each other in a variety of ways, range from small log cabins and modern smoke saunas to luxurious villas. Accompanying articles discuss the history of Finnish summer villa architecture and the way of life spent in the villas as well as the unique aspects of sauna culture. Featuring practical examples of energy-saving and low-emission solutions for vacation home construction, this reference is ideal for owners of summer villas, those who dream of owning, designers, and students in the building sector.