Vocational School Dormitory, Oulu (2015)

An early 1950’s dormitory building with an annex from the 1970’s. The place was abandoned in 2008 because of air quality problems and was demolished in 2019.

Modernist Villa in Toppila, Oulu (2015)

Once a luxurious home with a pool, the villa was located near an industrial area. When the city needed more apartments, it was doomed. The house stood vacant for years and was demolished in 2020.

Kruunuvuori Villas, Helsinki (2015)

An area for the rich and famous in the early 20th century and later perhaps the most famous urban exploration site in Finland. The villas were neglected for decades, collapsed and burned down one after another. The last one was destroyed in 2021.

Unfinished House, Benalmadena (ESP) (2016)

A construction project, which fell victim to the recession in the late first decade of the 2000’s. The place offered little opportunity for photography, but the ending was happy. Construction was finished prior to 2019.

Modernist Villa in Toppila, Oulu (2016)

A second gallery from the villa also explored a year earlier. This time I was also able to explore the upstairs. Since my previous visit someone had walked through the house leaving all kinds of messages to future explorers.

A Cabin in the Woods, Oulu (2016)

A small wooden cottage, which had stood uninhabited for a very long time and was mainly used as a storage. The roof had already started giving in, and the place was demolished some time after my visit.

Paulamäki Villa, Oulu (2018)

An early 20th century villa, which was completely missed by the city planning department and was under serious demolition threat.

Modernist Villa in Toppila, Oulu (2019)

A final gallery from the villa featured also in 2015 and 2016. Since then the place had gotten lots of colour on its walls. The building was demolished in 2020.

The Cottage by the Closed Road, Oulu (2019)

A cottage in a very remote location had seen better days. There were lots of newspapers and personal artifacts from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The building has since burned down.

Ralph’s House (2019)

A small one family house, which had stood abandoned for almost 15 years. It looks innocent, but there was a secret hidden in it.

A Mouldy Ruin (2019)

Mold had taken over a one family house in a remote location, which I found thanks to other urban explorers. Demolition permit was granted in 2021 and a new house now occupies the lot.

The House of Dirty Stories (2019)

A small one family house hidden by the forest. The upstairs featured lots of newspapers, magazines and other peculiarities from the early 1970’s onwards.

Horse Farm (2019)

A property with a home and several auxiliary buildings one of which had been a horse stable. They had probably stood abandoned for more than a decade.

Ruins of a Life (2019)

An old farm house located on this plot of land has been demolished, but cleaning has been sloppy. Several signs of life were still there to be found.

A Collapsing Cottage (2019)

A small two room cottage, with very little items left behind. Looks sound from the outside, but not much was keeping it together anymore.

The Sawyer’s Villa (2019)

This large one family house had probably been built in the early 20th century and had stood abandoned for a long time. It might have something to do with a former wood processing plant nearby.

Abandoned Villa (2019)

A luxurious one family home and two luxurious cars have stood abandoned for years in a very popular neighborhood.

A Tired Home (2020)

An ordinary rural home with a garage, sauna and cowshed. Pretty much everything on the premises had collapsed.

Regional Hospital Residential Area (2020)

A residential area for the staff of a regional hospital. Most of the buildings were abandoned, and even the hospital has closed since.

The Travel Lover’s Cottage (2020)

A small house from the early 20th century, time of abandonment unknown, but after 2011. The downstairs had been cleaned, but there was still lots of original stuff left upstairs.

The Railorader’s Cottage (2020)

A small house in a former industrial village had been abandoned for a very long time. Its architecture and location next to a long since demolished railway station hint, that it perhaps had housed railroad workers.

The Sleigh Ride Cottage (2020)

A small two bedroom cottage abandoned a long time ago.

The Barbed Wire Villa (2020)

A beautiful old house in a small village, where a large factory had been located. Entry was made impossible by barbed wire at every entrance.

The Home Of Art, Kerava (2020)

A former municipally owned block of flats was destined for demolition. A local association was allowed to make it a huge street art installation, which attracted around 30 000 visitors and was rebuilt the following year. The pioneering building was demolished in 2023, but several similar projects have appeared since.

The Yellow House (2020)

A large residential house from the early 20th century. The place was completely empty and it looked a bit like somebody had started renovations before giving up and leaving.

The Forest Cottage (2020)

A primitive forest cottage probably abandoned in the late 1990’s.

The House Of Colors (2020)

Probably a former store and one of the oldest houses in the village, it has been converted into apartments at some stage. Abandoned around 2010.

Unfinished Farm (2020)

The remains of a small farm located in a very remote place. The cow shed was down to the foundations, but the main building looked like somebody had started renovations and then given up.

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