Free-time Residence Barometers


The Free-time Residence Barometers chart the development of free-time residence use in Finland. In the barometers, the term "free-time residence" refers to rural recreational residences (holiday homes, cottages) mainly used during weekends and holidays, particularly in summer. The barometer was created in 2003 by the Island Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland as a monitoring system to serve the development of leisure time housing. The barometers consist of a free-time residence user survey that charts, for example, the amount of time spent at the residence, remote working and commuting from the residence, money and service usage, equipment level, water supply, and waste disposal.