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Cottage life requires a few rules and so does KOTI. Here you will find all the information you need to make the most of your stay

About booking KOTI cottages

There are 6 cottages (2 single, 1 twin, 2 double, 1 family), altogether 12 people at once.

When booking, the number of guests must equal the capacity of the cottage. The minimum stay is one night and the maximum stay is 3 nights.

Check-in before 11 pm, guests arriving after 11 pm should inform hosts in advance.

Daily schedule

11 pm – 7 am
Quiet time

7 am – 11 pm
Morning showers

8 am – 10 pm
Breakfast served

11 am
Check-out, guests must leave the cottages for the day

11 am – 1 pm
Cleaning, cottages closed

1 pm – 6 pm
KOTI is open to the public

6 pm – 11 pm
Check-in, evening showers

Things to note

KOTI is a living art installation celebrating the Finnish home. As cottages are part of this installation, they are open to public viewing during the day.

Cottages are available for guest use between 6 pm and 11 pm. During the afternoon, from 1 pm to 6 pm, KOTI is open to the public as an art installation.

Guests must store their belongings in a guarded luggage room during the day. It is not possible to leave them inside the cottages, even for those staying more than one evening.

Showers are available from 7 am to 11 am and from 6 pm to 11 pm.

As Finnish people do in their own homes, KOTI guests should remove their shoes when entering KOTI.

Inside the cabins

Guests can access KOTI KINO an in-cabin online entertainment directly from their own connected devices via wifi. KOTI KINO will include short films, documentaries, animations and Finnish travel guides by Visit Finland).

Bathrobe, towel(s), slippers, linen
Plug sockets

Outside the cabins: The Dock

“The Dock” is the common space where our guests can meet and interact.
It includes:
A shared breakfast table
Fully-equipped, shared shower facilities
Shared toilets


All reservations should be made via Airbnb (the Institute is unable to accept direct reservations).

Information on the terms of reservations and cancellations may be found on Airbnb. Cancellations are possible, but cancellation fees will apply.


Children are welcome at KOTI. They should however be accommodated within available beds as no extra beds can be provided. The family cottage includes one double bunk bed and may be booked by families, groups of friends or colleagues (max: 4 people).


Breakfast is included at KOTI. A breakfast is served on the Dock every morning between 8 pm and 10 pm.

Self-service tea and coffee is available from 7 pm for guests with an early departure.

Guests with allergies and/or dietary restrictions should make note of these during the reservation process.

It is not possible to prepare or store food inside cabins.

During your stay

As in a regular home, the cottages are not sound-proof. Please be considerate of your neighbours,

KOTI is a smoke-free environment.

Staff will be on-site at all times, so it will be possible to exit and enter outside check-in times (although please try not to disturb other guests).

We are unable to accommodate pets at KOTI.

KOTI hosts

A Finnish host will be present every day at KOTI to assist guests with check in, accommodate requests and ensure a pleasant stay for all.

Guests will be served mainly in English and French, but other languages may be possible.

Morning and evening hosts (7 am – 11 am ; 6 pm – 11 pm)
Eveliina, Henri, Meeri, Sandra, Valtteri

Night hosts (11 pm – 7 am): Arezki, Saïd, Sedik


Should an evening event be scheduled at KOTI – such as a cinema screening, dinner or talk – KOTI guests will be notified in advance.

Seats will be automatically reserved for KOTI guests who have booked a cottage on the same evening as an event.

All events are held before 22.00.


KOTI is located inside the project space of the Institut finlandais, 33 rue du Sommerard in the 5th arrondissement of Paris.

The Institut is situated in close proximity to St. Michel, Notre Dame and the Sorbonne.

The nearest RER station to KOTI is Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame (RER B and RER C).

The nearest metro stations to KOTI are Cluny – La Sorbonne (line 10) and Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame (line 4).