Oulu, Finlandia

River view from roof terrace

River view from roof terrace


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Date per lo scambio Durata
March 04, 2023 - March 12, 2023 1 weeks

Finnish school holiday

October 21, 2023 - October 29, 2023 1 weeks

We could also do an unsimultaneous excange where this is when we would like to travel, and You could come for example during christmas.

December 22, 2023 - December 01, 2024 1 weeks

Cosy, large house with a river view and large terraces

Our house is located in a place with country side feeling, with a view to the river and fields, but only 6 kilometres from the centre of Oulu. The location is beautiful by nature and the house fits the site well. The house was built in 1980 and fully renovated between 2010-2014. The architecture of the house was inspired by Alvar Aalto, and we find the interior beautiful.
The house has got a spacious, nice sauna heated with wood.

Finland has four very different seasons. During summer You could experience the midnight sun and go swimming either in a small lake, in the river or in the sea. The swimming places in the lake and river are close by. You need a car to go to the Nallikari beach by the sea, which is about 8km away from the house. Temperatures between 20-25 celsius are quite normal during daytime in June, July and August. Our first exchange guests experienced a heat wave with temperatures around +30 for two weeks, but that hot weather is very atypical. The terraces of the house are facing south and west and sheltered from the winds, so if the sun shines the terraces are quite nice for having a meal.
We also have a canoe which can fit a small family, so You could explore rivers and Finnish nature also with a canoe.

However If You wish to change during winter months, You can have the arctic experience with snow, cross country skiing and ice skating. There is a skating ring just 500 metres from the house and also skiing tracks start close. During February and March it is just lovely to go skiing or walking on the frozen river.

We have agreed about a swap for summer July 2023, but are interested in swaps during 4.-12.3.2023, 23.-27.10.2023, Christmastime 2023 and summer 2024.

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La nostra famiglia

  • 2 Adulti
  • 2 Bambini
  • 3 Scambi effettuati


  • architects

La nostra casa

  • Tipo di casa: Casa
  • Ambiente: In periferia
  • Camere da letto: 4
  • Bagni: 3
  • Posti letto: 7


Nella mia casa

  • Animali da compagnia - Non permessi
  • Bimbi piccoli - Benvenuti

Tipi di scambio

  • Scambio non simultaneo
  • Scambio casa


  • accesso ad internet gratuito
  • Computer a disposizione
  • Riscaldamento centrale
  • Camino
  • Attrezzature per l'infanzia
  • Giocattoli
  • Lavatrice
  • Lavastoviglie
  • Asciugatrice
  • Televisione
  • Pianoforte
  • Chitarra


  • Giardino
  • Terrazza
  • Balcone
  • BBQ
  • Sauna privata
  • Garage
  • Biciclette: 3

Cosa offre la casa

  • No fumatori
  • Uso/scambio della macchina
  • Luogo ideale per ritirarsi in tranquillità

Lista destinazioni preferite

  • Aperto a tutte le offerte
  • Iceland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Estonia
  • Canary Islands, Spain

Lingue parlate

  • Inglese
  • Tedesco
  • Finlandese

Il nostro quartiere

Aeroporto più vicino: Oulu (Oulunsalo) - 15 km

Oulu is the fifth largest city of Finland and calls itself the capital of northern Scandinavia. There are good connections to Oulu by plane or train. There is a flight from Helsinki (capital of Finland) almost every hour.
During the summer many tourists visit Nallikari beach. Oulujoki river delta is also very beautiful.
For the kids there are for example the science centre Tietomaa and Vauhtipuisto park.

The location of our house is also good for the wintertime fun: Skiing tracks start from a nearby Hiukkavaara and the closest skating-rink is just 500 metres away. For a winter experience we would recommend months from January to April, when the sun shines.

Oulu is going to be the Culture Capital of Europe in 2026 and host of the finnish housing fair in 2025.


  • architects


  • Ragazza - Età: 10
  • Ragazzo - Età: 7

Animali da compagnia

  • Non abbiamo animali domestici.

Circa la nostra famiglia

We are a family of four people. Riikka (born 1978) , Antti (1981), Aili (2013) and Okko (2016).
As a family we like to be outdoors, go swimming and be in the parks during summer time, and go skating and sliding during wintertime. Every year we spend some time at our summer cottage in south-eastern Finland.
Us parents are both architects. Riikka is a founding partner of Luo Architects ( and Antti a founding partner of alt architects. ( Besides work Antti is interested in telemark skiing and playing guitar and base, Riikka is doing yoga and hiking.
Our daughter Aili likes people, animals and music and is very extrovert by nature. Our son Okko finds sports, legos and machines to be most interesting.

Stile di vita

We mostly bike to our workplaces, which are in the centre of Oulu, 6 kilometers from the house. We enjoy it for getting some exercise, and also for the nice scenery along the way. The car is however necessary for doing grocery shopping.


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