• Location: Beach / Coast
    Helsinki: 10 mins boat ride
  • Helsinki Airport (HEL): 25km (30 mins by car)
    Helsinki Railway station: 10km (15 many by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Good public transport
    Free parking

Open sea-view. Peaceful archipelago nature. Well-designed eco-cabins. And just a short ride from Helsinki.

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An introduction to Majamaja

How would you describe Majamaja Helsinki in a nutshell?

It is a continuously evolving baby or a bijoux that gets its finest sharps smoothened one step at a time. In other words, it’s a carefully designed off-grid cabin that stands in front of an open sea on a hidden rocky shore, easily accessible by a bicycle ride from the center of Helsinki.

What is the story behind Majamaja Helsinki, what was your inspiration to create it?

Majamaja has been a collective journey by a family of creators. The concept was initiated by Pekka Littow, who’s a Finnish architect who works and lives between Helsinki and Paris. He’s specialised in imaginative and human-scale architecture and often states the original inspiration of Majamaja was the harmony between raw nature and small-scale human settlement. Along the way, we’ve gathered a group of designers, engineers, and local woodworkers and entrepreneurs to bring it to life as we see it today to the pilot stage in Helsinki.

To you personally, what is so special about Majamaja Helsinki?

I personally feel strongly connected to the archipelago as I spent all my summers growing up on an island nearby Helsinki. That feeling when your bare feet touch the solid archipelago stone that dates from the ice age is really special – you are surrounded by beautiful nature, wildlife and you have easy access to simple activities like swimming, fishing and wooden boat sailing. I would like to see more people experiencing it, because I feel it is an incredible well-being experience in its simplest form.

And this basically is the life what Majamaja has to offer, in a nicely designed ecohouse setting that is very easily accessible. In addition, it is an experimentation for a future mode of living and home with a minimalistic setting but with basic necessities.

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Majamaja rooms & rates

When you enter the cabin, you arrive in the main living space that has a large window offering open views over the Helsinki archipelago. The view usually deserves a little moment to savor when guests arrive.

Apart from that, Majamaja is a 23 sqm mini-house that combines all basic living functions on a minimalist scale: a small kitchen, shower, dry toilet on one side, and a separate sleeping area upstairs with a double bed.

Within the main living space, there is an integrated sofa-bed and a working and dining table, that you can lift and “disappear” into the wall. In front, there is a connected patio for the morning coffee moment.

Each Majamaja living unit includes the following facilities:

  • Bedding for 1-3 people: 1 x double bed + 1 x wall-integrated single bed
  • Mattresses by Tempur for the best possible sleeping experience
  • Floor-integrated storage space for luggage and accessories
  • Wall-integrated dining table (or work desk) set up with 2 chairs
  • Small kitchenette facility with a stove, fridge and running water
  • Shower
  • Dry toilet
  • Unobstructed sea-views
  • Outdoor patio overlooking the coast
  • Majamaja for 2-3 people / 23 m²
    390 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • Sea view
Included in the rates
Rates include bed sheets, cleaning service and taxes.
Optional extras
Available on request: Scenic boat transportation from the Helsinki city centre (pre-booking needed); Locally sourced food and drink packages (pre-booking needed); Sauna experience (pre-booking needed); Free parking for bicycles, cars & motorcycles available for customers
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome.
Minimum stay
1 - 2 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 12:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • Terrace
  • Sauna
  • Central heating

Our main focus is short-term accommodation as we have the advantage of having all the services of the city of Helsinki nearby. For our guests, we also provide boat transport and breakfast and dinner baskets on request. We are now designing our own sauna and it’ll be exclusively available for our guests in the 2023 season.

Things to do in Helsinki

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Night life
  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Sailing / Kayaking
  • Boat trips

The urban services of the city of Helsinki are easily accessible from Majamaja. We are happy to share our local knowledge of public saunas, restaurants, museums, or architecture atelier visits!

Within a short walking distance from Majamaja, there is a beautiful forest & seaside walk to the Stansvik manor area, which takes about 30 mins one way. You may contact us for further advice.

In addition, we organize special activities such as boat trips, national park hikes, and candle light dinners with a private chef within our network of local friends and service providers. Feel free to ask us for more information.

The location of Majamaja

Majamaja Helsinki is located on a rocky shore on the Helsinki archipelago. The human society is nearby but you don’t really feel it when at Majamaja, although you have easy access by bus to the city centre (about 30 mins) or bicycle (about 40 mins).

The rocky shores of the Majamaja property offer a pleasant and calm setting to spend a day and there are also a couple of small beaches and seaside walking paths nearby. And for urban fun such as restaurants, cafés, and museums, the city is easily accessible.

There are a few summer houses and old villas in the area, otherwise, it is just nature. It is calm and peaceful although the city remains close and easily accessible. You can even get to Helsinki by boat.

When is the best time to visit Helsinki?

The first thing people usually think of when visiting the Nordics is the summer. But, I would personally say there’s more to it than that. The changing seasons can be very inspiring. Last year, our first guests of the season sent us pictures when they went walking on the ice in front of Majamaja (yes, the sea gets frozen in winter). Spring is also a great time with the returning migratory birds.

My personal favourite in the archipelago is autumn when the sea changes its mood and you start lighting candles. It’s a moment when you can feel all alone in this world — and still go join your friends for a good laugh in the city the next day.