When a house is abandoned by people, some other dwellers might just decide to claim it as their own. In the case of with some burnt-out cottages in Suomusjärvi, Finland, the new occupants were woodland creatures. After noticing signs of small animals in the buildings Kai Fagerström, who has a summer home nearby, spent the next few years documenting his new neighbours. The resulting photographs have been turned into a book, The House in the Woods. “I am fascinated by the way nature reclaims spaces that were, essentially, only ever on loan to humans,” says Fagerström. His images are incredible and sometimes downright magical.
To see more images from the series, visit Kai Fagerström's site here.