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About us

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I was born in Helsinki, Finland. Having travelled and lived in many countries, I chose to live in beautiful Roccamaia, in the Sibillini National Park, central Italy. 


Forming a partnership with my friend, Robin, finally enabled me to combine my professional background in sustainable buildings and renewable energy with my passion for architecture, interior design and growing food organically. I was fully hands on designing, managing, building and furnishing the house sustainably.  


I have a bit of an adventurous and pioneering spirit, hence all the unconventional projects that I have initiated and developed throughout my life, including this sustainable straw house. (LINK TO ABOUT THE PROJECT AND BLOG). 


What gives me immense pleasure is to stop momentarily to appreciate and admire the ever changing, far reaching, beautiful views from Roccamaia as well as to pick my own home grown veggies and fruit. This is certainly a different kind of life from having a busy job in London (although of course it was at times very hard work bringing this project about but it has paid off...). 


We look forward to welcoming you to the Rocca Paglia ('Straw Fortress'), although Robin is not always around to welcome you. Don’t worry, it is a very comfortable house with modern comforts, not a “strawhut” :)! 

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