Finding your dream house on Google Earth sounds a little far-fetched, but that’s exactly what happened to self-confessed water-obsessive Hennrik, owner of The Waterman’s Cabin. After years of kitesurfing along the area’s striking sandy beaches, Hennrik was determined to find a house in the area. Within hours of discovering the dilapidated 1960s house via an aerial map, the deal was done. He worked closely with architect Julia Gustafsson, who loved Hennrik’s vision for a minimalist, black-wood cabin that highlighted the area’s striking nature.
The result is astounding: a sleek, bright space, with huge windows that frame the unspoilt-meadows outside. The is minimalist design is warm and inviting, perfect for groups of friends and families looking to escape to the country. A few days here, filled with grilling in the garden, long-walks on the beach, and experimenting will kite surfing, will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.
“Yes, the house was completely run-down with no style when I found it, but I still can’t believe they sold it to me for that price: this is the best location ever!”
“I wanted the house to be full of positive energy and laughter. I love that the space is open and inclusive, and perfect for groups to hang out together.”
Hinnerk’s insider tips
The Waterman’s House is located just inland from the tiny seaside town of Sankt Peters-Ording.
From central Berlin, you can drive here in just under 5 hours.
You can arrive by train pretty easily, and takes 6 hours from Berlin. You change twice, once in Hamburg and once in Husum.