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  • Nina Ylimaki
    Nina Ylimaki 3 роки тому +1718

    Dave's list of genious things:
    keys, windows,carbage cans,storages
    Life must be wack in London

  • Josefina Nordström
    Josefina Nordström 3 роки тому +37

    As a Finn, currently studying in Scotland, many of the things you just mentioned drive me crazy!! The flat I'm living in is freezing, because the windows are letting in so much cold air and the radiators are all electric and bloody expensive to have on, at least for a student... So, I just live in the school library now haha! And also the lack of recycling bins is really annoying... wooly socks is a given, even started knitting my own lol
    Moving abroad really makes me appreciate Finland even more than before!

  • Joel
    Joel 3 роки тому +1168

    I'm a finn, these all are surprises to me like "wtf you dont have these things abroad?!"

    • Jon Von Basslake
      Jon Von Basslake 3 роки тому +52

      Yeah, i thought all but double/triple decked windows were common, but guess not...

    • Sky Wraith
      Sky Wraith 3 роки тому +46

      i knew about window and shoe thing but not that there isnt such recycling in uk nor storages, guess people arent as smart abroad

    • Random
      Random 3 роки тому +3


    • Ribbitgoesthedog Lastnamehereyeah
      Ribbitgoesthedog Lastnamehereyeah 3 роки тому +15

      @Jon Von Basslake Where I used to live, windows were to keep out birds and rain, and doors were closed with a padlock. Bare feet was the preferred footwear unless you went to the yard, where you had plastic flipflops.
      I once saw a staring contest between a lizard and a big spider on the living room wall. The lizard decided to get a smaller snack instead.
      There was running water though. I knew someone who lived in a place where running water meant walking real fast with the bucket and you had to walk like a kilometer to get it.

    • Gen Li
      Gen Li 3 роки тому +3

      It is where it’s at all cold in the US.

  • terhitormanen
    terhitormanen 3 роки тому +286

    About recycling: If your building (or actually 'taloyhtiö') has 10 or more apartments, it's required by law to have recycling bins for biodegradable waste, cardboard, metal, glass and paper. Plastic is voluntary, I think (and not possible everywhere), but there are recycling bins for plastic containers in many places next to supermarkets etc.

    • Eemeli Pettersson
      Eemeli Pettersson 3 роки тому +3

      Also, in some places, the plastic still goes to the burning plant and will not be recycled.

    • Ribbitgoesthedog Lastnamehereyeah
      Ribbitgoesthedog Lastnamehereyeah 3 роки тому +21

      @Eemeli Pettersson "burning" is a very mistaken, almost hostile concept. Most of types of garbage is still turned to heat in hot water systems, and to electricity. While not recycling, its still reusing.
      A lot of metals, especially magnetic ones and heavy metals are separated. The ash is cleaned, the smoke is cleaned, and the air itself is cleaned. Put it in somewhere like Mexico city or Beijing, and the air comes out cleaner than going in.
      You would not describe a Ferrari or Porsche an "oil burning machine made to burn oil" either. Because thats not what it is, unless you really dig for the worst possible description that is still containing a smallest shred of truth just for show.
      50 years ago, garbage was burned. Today, burning is just one part of the process of separating different contents. The ash that comes out of the system and needs to be dumped is a mere 20% of the stuff that goes in. Rest is either cleaned, recycled, or separated. You see a cloud over the smokestack? Thats not smoke. Theres no smoke coming out the smokestack.
      Thats water vapor and hot air.

    • liab435
      liab435 3 роки тому +1

      I think plastic is required if there is more than 30 apartments!

    • Rogu
      Rogu 3 роки тому +2

      Our building just got a bin for plastic and i started to gather them in a seperate bag and jesus how much plastic crap you use without even noticing and the bin is allways full

  • J. Sonnefeld
    J. Sonnefeld 3 роки тому +49

    I'm from Finland but live in Germany now and I definitely miss the warm apartments of Finland 😅 and everyone is always saying "But you are from Finland, you are used to it being cold." Öömm no, it's not supposed to be cold INSIDE 🤣

  • William G
    William G 3 роки тому +213

    actually really intresting watching everyday stuff that I took for granted or forgot about, from a different perspective.

  • Elli K
    Elli K 3 роки тому +47

    I've never been as cold in my life as during my 3 month exchange programme in Scotland! I highly appreciate double or triple glazed windows and Finnish houses nowadays. They were shocked by the fact that we don't use electric blankets in Finland. They were like "how do you keep warm then?" Umm, heating... :D Plus I had never seen people use hot water bottles before.

  • shoEpaholic
    shoEpaholic 3 роки тому +218

    When I used to live in the Toon and moan about inside temperatures I always got told off by the Brits. ”What are you on about, you should be used to the cold coming from Finland?!” And my response to that was always ”the place where central heating works and windows are triple glazed”. They didn’t appreciate my quips lol

    • Ivy la Sangrienta
      Ivy la Sangrienta 3 роки тому +58

      Yup. I always said that I'm used to the cold outside, not inside.

    • Josefiina
      Josefiina 3 роки тому +10

      I just moved to UK like two months ago and I get this all the time too 🤣🤣🤣

    • Snaake42
      Snaake42 3 роки тому +4

      NoNoNoNii Our cottage *can* be heated with wood, but is generally heated with electricity. Regardless, afaik it's had double glazing for 50 years or something, and being constructed of logs with insulation+outer cladding as well, it's pretty warm anyway.
      Some cottages may be cold, sure, but frankly a lot aren't even intended for year-round use.

    • Nina Saarinen
      Nina Saarinen 3 роки тому

      I still get that now 😅

    • Naomi Pask
      Naomi Pask 3 роки тому +4

      I remember my friend coming over to Perth during our winter in 2001. She complained of our cold wet weather where the temperature was around 16°C. I joked that as a Norwegian, she should be used to cold weather and it was only after discussing he differences in how we build our houses that I realised their houses are built to keep out the cold and ours are built to keep out the heat in summer.

  • Simo Henrik
    Simo Henrik 3 роки тому +15

    Dave, this was a good video. I've been to some 45+ countries, and this video really hit the nail. It is better for an "outside" observer to note these, at least one that has come from "the outside", otherwise it might not be a valid "testimony". I went to Italy for a friend's wedding, his home key looked like it had a two-way rake at the end, but without any leverage for turn it. It took him about a minute and two hands to open the door (he also had to "probe" the key, as the hole inside the lock was "loose" and the key did not go in straight but rather as a spoon in a soup). Here in Finland you can open a door with one hand in one second. I suppose we take all these things for granted, but for such as me, that has seen many things, there sadly is nowhere like home. And shoes inside? Barbarians...!

  • Herra Käärme
    Herra Käärme 3 роки тому +193

    You probably do have triple windows. These days two of the window panes are usually so close to each other that they might look like a single (thick) one. The thick looking (inner) double pane is sealed and has some fancy gas between the panes, not atmospheric air. What comes to the recycling, the law dictates some things about it. Like an apartment complex of some size must have certain containers. There don't need to be awfully many apartments to require exactly the ones you listed in the video.

    • hirmu1
      hirmu1 3 роки тому +24

      Also what is great in triple glassed windows is sound insulation. Sound waves have harder time to go through 3 panels that are in different lengths from one another. That's why 1 panels is farther away from the other 2

    • Kalle Kilponen
      Kalle Kilponen 3 роки тому +13

      The current building regulations for apartment buildings are such that now buildings would need five panes of glass in a regular window, so most manufacturers have switched to argon filled panes. Those can reach the same insulation with just the single double pane unit. Many have three though, the inner two being gas filled and the outermost a regular pane. This helps with heat recovery if the windows have built in air vents (Incoming air is passed between the outer and inner panes in order to recover any heat loss through the window.) and helps reduce ice buildup in the winter and fogging in summer time.

    • Juho Mäki-Petäjä
      Juho Mäki-Petäjä 3 роки тому +8

      Many urban buildings have quad glass windows. And some have even thicker outer glass. And all because of sound silencing.

    • Snaake42
      Snaake42 3 роки тому +1

      I'm fairly sure our building (built in the early 2010s) has sealed double glazing on both the inner and outer window frames = quadruple glazing. The balcony doors are either just one frame with double glazing, or what I actually think is more likely, triple glazing with sealed spaces in between.

  • Lege
    Lege 3 роки тому +1

    I watch your videos like 2 times per year and it still amazes me how small things like these can come out as a surprise to non-Finnish people. Keep at it.

  • Dany Vorphal
    Dany Vorphal 3 роки тому +2

    Went to Finland in January and fell in love. Everything is so organized and clean. The Scandinavian style is great... I try to apply it at home back in Chile 🇨🇱.

  • Songfugel
    Songfugel 3 роки тому +34

    Best part of this series so far, when I had to live in Japanese houses with basically 0 insulation and literal gaps between windows and walls, the level of insulation in Finland made me so proud

    • JPIQQG
      JPIQQG 3 роки тому

      and moldy

  • 0000ndy
    0000ndy 3 роки тому +167

    I actually always feel so nasty and rebel when I walk with my shoes on at my home. I do it only when I forgot something on the livingroom or lights on or need to take groceries to kitchen. But still. It's so wrong.

    • Itsme Sia
      Itsme Sia 3 роки тому


    • deez nuts
      deez nuts 3 роки тому

      @Itsme Sia why do you use so many emojis

    • nipi tiri
      nipi tiri 3 роки тому +8

      Yeah. Ill just take 2 really long steps to retrieve what I forgot.

    • Dawn Adriana
      Dawn Adriana 3 роки тому +5

      I know, it feels so wrong. We had Japanese foreign exchange students staying with us back when my son was in high school, & they asked why Americans don't remove their shoes. I said "because we're always in a hurry" (instead of "we are barbarians.") And then one of the boys made me a beautiful crane out of origami paper. I still have it, and fond memories of those polite, clean, well-behaved boys.

  • LRita Parathundyil
    LRita Parathundyil 3 роки тому +81

    Hi Dave. We Canadians always take off our shoes when entering a home too. Thought it was only Americans that kept there shoes on. Always wondered how dirty their floors and carpeting got. Lol.

    • Rääpynä
      Rääpynä 3 роки тому +4

      I think Americans vacuum their floors every day.

    • cinna
      cinna 3 роки тому +26

      @Rääpynä Still, it's crazy. Why vacuum and clean dirt every day, if you can just leave the shoes in the hallway. :D

    • Jemjaba
      Jemjaba 3 роки тому +6

      Rääpynä unfortunately they don’t vacuum everyday.. and the carpet flooring is so nasty. Full of stains!

  • Mint C
    Mint C 3 роки тому +4

    You just explained to me why every single door in this place I live in UK has a different key, I just assumed this house was designed bit poorly. Also I'd like to mention that in Finland the walls etc. have good insulation, it's not only the windows that are amazing! I'm already freezing indoors here and it's just about to get worse...
    And honestly, who doesn't get the creeps when they go down to the storage area?

  • Krista V
    Krista V 3 роки тому +16

    As a Finn living in UK I miss all these simple genius things. 😢

  • Serena
    Serena 3 роки тому +17

    Dave’s videos are always so enjoyable, love watching after a long day of studying! ☺️☺️

    • Dave Cad
      Dave Cad  3 роки тому +4

      Aw thanks :))

  • Iida-Sofia
    Iida-Sofia 3 роки тому +84

    The best thing in living in Finland is that villasukat are completely acceptable accessory in almost any occasion in almost any time of the year

    • Roy Rissanen
      Roy Rissanen 3 роки тому +1

      This is true. I saved the last two pair that my grandmothers gave to me so I can give them to my grandkids.

    • Laa Niska
      Laa Niska 3 роки тому +5

      True! I even attended a wedding wearing party clothes and villasukat!

    • Roy Rissanen
      Roy Rissanen 3 роки тому +2

      @Laa Niska haha.. my cousin had a pair made in black to wear with his tuxedo at his wedding.

    • Kall399
      Kall399 3 роки тому +4

      Villasukat + crocsit

  • Jari
    Jari 3 роки тому +30

    I use to watch this british tv-show called Grand Desings and 2005 in series 5 episode 4, was about this Finnish family building a Log House in Kent, and that host Kevin McCloud was honestly and truly amazed about this "new" Finnish invention called "triple glazed windows".. :D and we have had those atleast from the 80's...might be longer, i'm not sure...
    Considering all these common Finnish things Dave listed (and keeping them as weird) i'm starting to think how weird English are if you don't have these...? ;D

    • Em Vuosku
      Em Vuosku 3 роки тому

      My family's house was built in the 60s and has double glazed Windows so it's definitely older than just 40 years.

  • Dennis A
    Dennis A 3 роки тому +1

    The difference between single and double glazing is incredible. The difference between double and triple is less so, but any place that has "winter" even mild ones, should consider it. Also good ceiling insulation matters a lot, more than wall insulation.

  • Pablofrommedellin
    Pablofrommedellin 3 роки тому +8

    Insulation also helps to keep the house cool in summertime. 3 x windows work all year round 😊

  • Simo Koistinen
    Simo Koistinen 3 роки тому +7

    That storage area under the apartment buildings is usually called "kanakoppi" (a chicken cage) because in older buildings those are made from wood and iron string net.

  • Ajakaus
    Ajakaus 3 роки тому +1

    Hi, it would great to see you explore and explore Swedish speaking Finland, as it its distinctly different from the rest of the Finnish population, though it is not immediately obvious it even exists are still around at around five percent of Finland’s population.
    It would also great to see you explore locations other than your apartment and Helsinki. (Though if ask anyone born and raised in Helsinki they will likely tell you that nothing outside its three ring roads exists)

  • Heli Irmeli
    Heli Irmeli 3 роки тому +1

    Yes it is FOR SURE colder in British apartments compared to Finnish ones! But the windows are not the only thing: also doors can have huge gaps that let cold air in, and I'm sure walls are not as well insulated.

  • Jarno Korhonen
    Jarno Korhonen 3 роки тому

    One of the cool things about those Abloy-locks are that they are very hard to pick on average, especially the newer ones (or at least require pretty specific tools and knowledge as far as I know). I'm actually quite surprised that they haven't become more popular abroad.
    Everyone would understand the shoes-off -thing after a year in Finland :D Summers can often be quite wet, spring and autumn are definitely rainy and even the most pristine white snow can have surprising amounts of mud and dirt in it (and water, naturally). So everyone will be bringing quite a lot of water and dirt in whatever the season.

  • wintersoldier
    wintersoldier 3 роки тому +1

    A thing came to my mind about the recycling. It's not in finnish homes but in stores; bottle and can recycling and the pant system! (Return empty bottles to the store = get a small amount of money)

  • Emma Nyyssönen
    Emma Nyyssönen 3 роки тому

    Also! Some of the buildings have even more extra for you than your storage and apartment. There can also be 'kylmähuone' = cold room/walk in fridge in some buildings. Works same way as the storage room. You can store there your stuff and you will get a small slot for yourself. Of course the difference is, it's way smaller and you can store your extra food in there as it's cold room.

  • LittleHufflepuff
    LittleHufflepuff 3 роки тому

    Thanks Dave for your videos, started following your channel since my exchange 3 years ago! :)
    And yep, these and many more are the reasons why my exchange year in UK wasn't that pleasant for a Finn unfortunately, mostly cos of the accomodation. But loved the old houses and gardens from the outside, and having pot of tea with refill for only under £2,50, berries were also so wonderfully cheap i ate them daily...

  • Ivy la Sangrienta
    Ivy la Sangrienta 3 роки тому +45

    And older apartment building I lived in many years ago (in Töölö) had cold storage in the basement, where people used to store veggies and jams and other food stuffs and then we had warmer storage in the attic where people stored clothes and rugs and all manner of crap.

    • OniJon
      OniJon 3 роки тому

      All the "wasted storagespace" should be used for something better. If you need to store some crap for years, means you don't really need it.

    • MrNiskala
      MrNiskala 3 роки тому +4

      @OniJon You probably dont undestand how much people in Finland have stuff that can be only used in right season. In summer i store my cars winter tires, skis, snowboard, childrens winter toys and most of our winter clothes in the storage area or "häkkivarasto" and during winter there is my summer tires and my yard furnitures.

    • OniJon
      OniJon 3 роки тому

      @MrNiskala I do and at the same time I don't. Living here and watching people store all kinds of unnecessary crap just makes my skin crawl.

    • MollyMalone1983
      MollyMalone1983 3 роки тому

      @OniJon What about seasonal stuff you don't need the whole year? Or stuff that you actually need once or twice per year and would take up lots of space in the apartment?

    • OniJon
      OniJon 3 роки тому

      @MollyMalone1983 I know, I know.

  • kimnice
    kimnice 3 роки тому +1

    One nice thing here in Finland is that quite often we don't have visible radiators: Heating comes trough the floor. Even if it's -25c (or -15f) outside we can walk in our flats bare footed with T-shirt and shorts on and feel comfortable. You talked about our windows having triple glass solution: That's entry level! For example in my house I have four glasses in each window.

  • Pancy White
    Pancy White 3 роки тому +1

    That's why living in Finland makes me healthier, just the key system compared back to my home country, every day there I got frastrating time opening a lot of locks with a pile of keys and before sleeping I had to think of how to open all of those as fast as possible if there was sth happens.
    The trash sorting in Finland has also become my hobbies. there are 7 types of wastes at my home, it's really fun thing to do 😊

  • Jade Auburn
    Jade Auburn 3 роки тому

    The window thing is crazy! A family friend who lived in England for a bit told us they had to put up cardboard and tape on their windows to order to not freeze. Here in Finland I guess it's such a must to have proper windows due to sometimes having -30 celsius but still.

  • enceladus
    enceladus 3 роки тому +7

    Yeah the law says all housing blocks in Finland must have that kind of light "bomb shelter" 6:40, except the very old buildings. Shelters are marked with a sign, a blue triangle & orange background. Many of the metro stations in Helsinki serve the same purpose. In case of a nuclear accident or if the Swedes attack, that's the place to run to ;)

  • Mikael Tuoni
    Mikael Tuoni 3 роки тому +2

    I was glad you mentioned the windows and the coldness of England! I was studying abroad in Ireland for few months in Janruary-February and I hated it because it was so cold! I've wondered why on earth britsin doesn't have triple windows because it affects SO much of the interior warmth!!

    • Shar Roon
      Shar Roon 3 роки тому

      So clever, I live in a moderate climate but we end up covering our windows with curtains in the winter because the heat loss is insane.

  • Johanna
    Johanna 3 роки тому +6

    You and Cat are so lucky to have each other 😊 You both seem so lovable.
    Recently I've been having big issues with my significant other, and it's taken a turn for worse.
    So whenever I'm feeling down, you guys lift my spirit with your videos.
    I appreciate how genuine you are. How down to earth.
    Cat's cooking videos, and your summer cottage videos (they remind me of summer, which makes me feel better) are excellent ways of distracting myself for a short while.
    I wish you guys all the best 😊 AND Christmas is slowly on its way which you'll be celebrating as a real family ❤

    • Roy Rissanen
      Roy Rissanen 3 роки тому +1

      I can appreciate that and I hope things work out for you, but probably not the best idea to size your relationship up agast another's social media highlights. ;)

    • Johanna
      Johanna 3 роки тому +1

      @Roy Rissanen Sizing up? 🤔 You mean as in youtuber's only showing the good side of their life? Not to worry, I know that 😊 Everyone has their ups and downs.

    • Roy Rissanen
      Roy Rissanen 3 роки тому +1

      @Johanna Don't' get me wrong; you're right, they do "seem so lovable" (don't hate me Dave and Cat). But yes, we tend to only show the highlights online. ;)

  • Triss
    Triss 3 роки тому +1

    The Finnish windows also open up with a special window handle/key. They open inwards too, so they are easy to clean on both sides, even if you live on the 5th floor! Unlike in the UK, where you either dangle of the ladder or hire someone to dangle of the ladder to clean your windows on the outside. Also, the air is so dirty windows get dirty really quick In UK, even outside of bigger towns. A lot of people pay for someone to clean their windows every 2 weeks.

  • Chandrasekhar Reddy Anekallu
    Chandrasekhar Reddy Anekallu 2 роки тому

    Hi Dave, Love your videos and miss life in Finland. Can you please also do a video comparing mould issue. I lived in Finland 5 years and never had to worry about mould but after moving to the UK, every single apartment is worse than the worst apartment I have seen in Finland...

  • Elvenpath
    Elvenpath 3 роки тому

    I've just moved to Canterbury and this "recycling" thing is puzzling. We have 2 bins in our dorm kitchen: regular waste and mixed recycling and to me it seems there is no difference. We also have a bin for glass and there are milk cartons and plastic yogurt cans there as well. I miss the Finnish system.

  • Sarrikka
    Sarrikka 3 роки тому +165

    I lived in uk for 3months as an au pair and after that, i agree with my father that england is still a developing country 😂😂

    • Susan Fourtané
      Susan Fourtané 3 роки тому +1

      Sarrikka Victorian, still.

    • siri korkiakoski
      siri korkiakoski 3 роки тому

      Sarrikka The arrogance is strong here

    • Tecci
      Tecci 3 роки тому +1

      I went to england first time in Summer and I think a good way to explain how it went is that someone smeared shit on the bathroom wall in mcdonalds

    • Saaga Bragi
      Saaga Bragi 2 роки тому

      @siri korkiakoski
      Boo hoo hoo

  • Esa Edvik
    Esa Edvik 3 роки тому +2

    I lived in Dublin for a bit 2 decades ago in a new-ish apartment building and there was basically a huge breeze indoors all day long. The windows were that bad. Sound-proofing as well. Never thought I'd share a room that was about as wide as a twin bed and pay pretty hefty for it. Shared the apt with 2 mates though, so not that big of a deal.

  • Jane Miettinen
    Jane Miettinen 3 роки тому

    I got woolly socks that my great grandma knitted for my grandpa (in the fifties), still perfect and going strong. Not in everyday use anymore, they are my riding boot socks for winter. Glad you have found the small pleasures of keys, windows, recycling and un-yucky floors :)

  • Johannes Mattila
    Johannes Mattila 3 роки тому

    Man, I am so happy for having a properly insulated home in Finland. The current house I live in here in the UK might as well be a frozen hell of a drafty box of winds. It's an old house so the floor boards let in cold air, so does the front door next to my room and the oh, surprise, so do the windows. No wonder people always have the flu! Goodness gracious

  • Catherine York
    Catherine York 3 роки тому +36

    Taking the shoes off isn't only a Finnish thing. They do the same in Japan. In Japan they have a designated area in the entrance to change from outdoor shoes to slippers usually with a little cupboard to store shoes and boots. Makes sense. Who wants to trail street crap into the house?

    • Jin-
      Jin- 3 роки тому +10

      Yep and in Finland we have thing called "eteinen" which serves similar purpose

    • Mari Anna
      Mari Anna 3 роки тому +2

      NoNoNoNii Some do. Or you come in, take your shoes off and put on your villasukat :D

    • sagalindhe
      sagalindhe 3 роки тому +1

      It's common in all nordoc countries

    • Marta Jacak
      Marta Jacak 3 роки тому

      Its common also in Poland :)

    • Susan Fourtané
      Susan Fourtané 3 роки тому

      Catherine York In the Czech Republic you also have to take your shoes off indoors, and in Germany, and Slovakia, and Estonia ...

  • A Scot In Finland
    A Scot In Finland 3 роки тому +8

    Part of me loves how warm the apartments are here in Finland, yet part of me misses all the duvet-wearing, cosy socks, radiator-hugging nonsense involved in UK housing 🤣 I see nice fireplaces in people’s omakotitalot, but I want to know, does it ever get cold enough in the house to use them?? 😂
    Also, I really cringe now when I visit people in the UK and see them wearing shoes in the house...

    • Ziegeri
      Ziegeri 3 роки тому +1

      If you have proper fireplace that is not just a beautiful ornament, you can save quite a bit in heating bill.
      So yeah, people do actually use them, especially if they have their own batch of forest nearby they can heat their house for virtually free.
      Though I remember reading something about taxing and/or monitoring the emissions from your chimney being planned, so not sure how viable option for heating that will be in future.

    • Kall399
      Kall399 3 роки тому

      Yeah we have a wood stove in our kitchen and we use it for heating if it gets really cold outside.

    • Code Name
      Code Name 3 роки тому

      Just turn the heat down if you want

  • Frogthroat1
    Frogthroat1 3 роки тому +6

    There's one thing with triple glazing: the distance differs. As in, soundwaves don't want to travel from one substance to another, so certain frequencies go through the first gap and others bounce back. The second gap is different length that is not divisible but the length if the first gap. That blocks the frequencies that the first gap couldn't. So it's also sound proofing.

    • Frogthroat1
      Frogthroat1 3 роки тому

      "divisible by the length of the"... I love typing on phone screens.

  • Jade H
    Jade H Рік тому

    LOL! Yes! "Bed-socks!" My grandmother and mother both used to knit dozens of "bed-socks" when I was a kid. There were so many pair around that I took them for granted. Now I wish I would have learned how to make them myself. Fortunately, you can purchase similar types of slippers in the stores these days. But they don't compare to the ones handmade by mom or grandma. We used to sleep with them on when it was really cold, and therefore "bed-socks." Thanks for the memory!

  • Amanda AMV
    Amanda AMV 3 роки тому +29

    When I was living in the UK I was honestly baffled when I saw all the garbage bags people just left outside their doors to the sidewalks for collecting. And it was cold in the winter with only one glass. Made me appreciate Finland a bit more.

    • Jin-
      Jin- 3 роки тому +2

      Too many take it for granted. I know many young Finnish people and they say it's a worst country to live in, yes seriously

    • R. Anne
      R. Anne 3 роки тому +1

      You never see garbage bags on the street in Finland, Much cleaner here overall.

    • R. Anne
      R. Anne 3 роки тому

      Jin- Ingratitude, try living in Africa.

    • R. Anne
      R. Anne 3 роки тому

      NoNoNoNii That’s total bs.

    • Kall399
      Kall399 3 роки тому

      Jospa vaan muutat suoraan ameriikkoihin niin ollaan kaikki tyytyväisiä.

  • sami viitasalo
    sami viitasalo 3 роки тому +1

    A Finn who have lived in Italy long time, I can agree many of these. Key first example. In Finland I have one Abloy key. In Italy our house have two ways to exit: front (using feet) and back (car). In my key chain there was keys to front gate, back gate, front door to stairway, back door to basement, two keys for two basement doors and both enters to one big space, one key to little storage room in corner of the basement, one key from basement to stairway and two keys to our actual door. Oh and one key for letterbox. I feel so stupid to carry this huge pile of steel with me. And about windows, same thing in Italy. I am more in cold there than in Finland, because it really is cold inside. Also I take shoes always off, others not.

  • LPlFan81
    LPlFan81 3 роки тому

    Indoor temperature in Finland changes very little in course of the year, it is pretty much always T-shirt / undies weather indoors, it doesn't really matter if it is -25°C or 25°C outside. Overheating in summer is a bigger problem because lack of decent air condition (indoor temperature tends to follow maximum outdoor temperature in summer, so when temperature start reaching 30°C, it gets quite insufferable. Luckily modern houses have this too). There is two reasons for that: houses are really well insulated, it is not just windows, but whole house, walls, ceilings, floors. Another reason is the district heating, which makes heating fairly inexpensive and carefree (another free benefit with district heating is virtually unlimited supply of hot water, no matter how long your hot shower is, it never runs out of hot water).

  • Jatta Saarinen
    Jatta Saarinen 3 роки тому +37

    The best thing in Finland is definitely the easiness of recycling!

  • soverhill
    soverhill 3 роки тому

    I lived in the UK and ROI for so long I forgot how organised the Finns actually are with the bare necessities of living, like double glazing, one tap, drying rack ONTOP of the sink. Oh and the one key thing goes further, Finns don't have to lock themselves into their own homes. The door locks itself! Imagine that!

  • Kershaw
    Kershaw 3 роки тому +871

    taking the shoes off is almost like written in law

    • sikkepossu
      sikkepossu 3 роки тому +171

      Indeed and even if you are told that keeping the shoes on is ok, you still feel so quilty if walking with them in someone's home.

    • ᴇᴍɪʟɪᴀ
      ᴇᴍɪʟɪᴀ 3 роки тому +85

      the only exception is when you can wear shoes inside is when there's a formal-kind of party going on :D

    • deez nuts
      deez nuts 3 роки тому +31

      @ᴇᴍɪʟɪᴀ true, like christening or something like that. Even then it's your dress shoes/high heels you don't use tht often and only for formal parties

    • Luna Cantus
      Luna Cantus 3 роки тому +55

      yeah why would you bring all that sand and dirt inside i dont get it..american's floor must be filthy

    • Styx Kryxxian
      Styx Kryxxian 3 роки тому +7

      @ᴇᴍɪʟɪᴀ I've never ever been in formal party in someone's house with shoes on. When there is some rented place, then of course but in those places you keep shoes on even if there isn't any party. Tho I must say that maybe ladies can keep their high heels on...?

  • Pirjo Raila
    Pirjo Raila 3 роки тому

    The keys and locks. It is a wonder that the company Abloy is not a worldwide success. In addition to the qualities you named, even the earlier models dating more than 100 years ago were unpickable. It always makes me smile when people use hairpins to gain access anywhere. Not in Finland. It is so many little things that define your life. :)

  • Mnemnia
    Mnemnia 3 роки тому

    Wow Abloy key, I never thought it was a Finnish speciality :D Also woolen socks are like a religion here, every family has their own provider (I am the one in ours). Your family might be delighted if you send them some so they don't have to wear sweaty shoes all day long.

  • blue_jm
    blue_jm 3 роки тому

    Only exception to shoes off rule is occasionally some kind of party. Some hosts don't require you to take shoes off for example at a bigger birthday party even if you would have to take shoes off visiting them at other times. This goes also for if the apartment building has a recreational room you can book for parties. In some places building you can leave your shoes on while in others they want you to take them off. But the host will tell you, no doubt about that.

  • durabelle
    durabelle 2 роки тому

    One genious feature of Finnish windows is that they almost always have hinges at the side and open into the room! So you can easily wash the outside of your windows even on the second floor and higher. Here in the UK you can't reach most windows unless you have a tall ladder, proper death wish, or long brushes, and basically they're never as clean as I'd like. Most of the time I just accept the streaks of seagull poop on the windows as an unavoidable UK thing 😂

  • gadi70
    gadi70 3 роки тому

    Most homes in Finland do have a two-layer selective glass on outside frame (you can detect it of the aluminium moulding), and third glass layer on second frame on the inside. Those outside dual layers are usually hard to distinguish. See - Some of them are filled with argon gas, for extra insulation. You cannot separate the outer layers, altough you'll never need to wash the glasses in between. Newer homes do use quad layers (dual two-layer frames).

  • minnamoira
    minnamoira 3 роки тому +2

    Did you know, that the little hole, that the key has, can be filled with a small colour piece. It is used to differentiate your key should you have several of those anyway. You get them at the lock smith stores. They cost like 20 cents a piece. 😸

  • neulasia
    neulasia 3 роки тому +1

    to see what kind of windows you have, check the way ceiling lights reflect. for triple-glazed ones you get one clear reflection and one that looks like two poorly aligned layers.

  • Turandot29
    Turandot29 3 роки тому

    I've seen apt buildings in the States with a storage locker in the basement for each apt unit. I even had such a storage locker in my college dormitory.

  • Iiro Uotila
    Iiro Uotila 3 роки тому +1

    Living in UK (Exeter) the laundry did not even dry up on the laundry horse because my single glaze window was so leaky so I feel your struggle 😅
    Had to put my laundry next to the radiator and change their places actively to get them dry evenly

  • Left Flamingo
    Left Flamingo 3 роки тому

    Additional fact, recycling is required by law for apartment buildings, as are the shelters (which is why we get all the storage during "normal times"). Although, they are now trying to remove the legislation requiring shelters, mainly to reduce the cost of building.

  • henrihell
    henrihell 3 роки тому +1

    Actually 4-6 panes of glass on a window aren't too unheard of. Because we often have double windows (probably lives on from the time before double and triple glazing), and now everything is double or triple glazed, you get 2 times the triple glazed window...

  • Anna Ramström
    Anna Ramström 3 роки тому +2

    You are so right! I appreciate our windows and recycling too!! AND...I love (and own many) woolly socks 👍🙏🇫🇮

  • L' Enchanted
    L' Enchanted 3 роки тому

    in the apartment building I grew up, the storage area was much bigger (old comunistic "pannel houses" in my country are usualy build that way) there are storage cages on every floor for the apartments on that floor. and the basement has another storage cages for all the apartments in the building, big room for baby strolers and bicykles AND big room to hang laundry to dry (no dryers at communist times...). Sadly the building I live in now (11 years old) only has one tiny cage and nothing else.

  • Chauncer
    Chauncer 3 роки тому +2

    You do take things like this a bit for granted. ABLOY kinda has a monopoly on locks and keys over here, but their quality is really good too. I'd suspect it might be easier to break through most doors, than it would to pick that lock.
    It's nice to see someone appreciate the little things here.
    On a separate note, where did that gaming chair come from, and how much do those things cost? My old one is starting to show its age, and I need to upgrade.

  • Antti 1994
    Antti 1994 3 роки тому +2

    It's funny that in Estonia they have the bottle recycling points outside of stores and we have them inside of stores here in Finland.:-D

  • pev
    pev 2 роки тому

    A bit about windows. Today commonly most new windows for normal apartments or houses have a pre-built two-glass element, meaning you cannot get those two glasses apart, they are glued and hermetically sealed and integrated into the frame. And even more crazy is that some of those do not have air in between them, because some gasses give slightly better thermal properties (i.e. not conducting heat as much as air). Argon is one gas that is used and perhaps the cheapest one. I have read that the gas eventually, in many years, does leak out and gets replaced by air, because nothing is ultimately completely gas proof, but at least for many years the alternate gas gives slightly better thermal insulation.

  • PooWaffle
    PooWaffle 3 роки тому +34

    The windows keep heat from escaping, sound and cold from coming in. It's effective, keeps running costs down. All the way just pure common sense. It's pretty hard to see how far behind Europe, except Nordic countries, is from Finland.

    • OniJon
      OniJon 3 роки тому +1

      Many countries tell everybody how advanced they are but in reality they're not. Ame...hhhkrrhhh..ica. Nuthin said.

    • Code Name
      Code Name 3 роки тому

      OniJon All of us do that? You spoke to all of us?!

    • Saaga Bragi
      Saaga Bragi 2 роки тому

      @Code Name
      He liked heckling several chains with his victim complex.

  • Emma
    Emma 3 роки тому +4

    I just visited London for the first time last week and the poor windows defenitely shocked me the most

  • Duckkis
    Duckkis 3 роки тому +55

    I always feel like I'm going to get murdered as well when I go down to the storage area of this building, so I can definitely relate to that. Been jokingly thinking that I should start carrying scissors around when I go there to have something to protect myself with.

    • Matti Meriö
      Matti Meriö 3 роки тому +12

      Well, actually in the late 70's, early 80's there was a series of killings dubbed as "Helsingin kellarisurmat" or the Basement Murders of Helsinki. The killer/s never got caught :/

  • Helmi Ella Matilda
    Helmi Ella Matilda 3 роки тому +3

    in finland you can find recycling centers behind some grocerystores, its awesome!

  • Paivi Project
    Paivi Project 3 роки тому +1

    My favorite by far from this episode is the windows !! ...and the shoes OFF when you come home 👍👍

  • geoff dearth
    geoff dearth 3 роки тому

    My house (in Wisconsin) has R50 in the attic so even when it's 95 outside it's still 75 inside. I have central AC but use ceiling fans mostly. We have single- stream recycling but every home has its own bins. There are lots of Finns in N WI and the UP. My brother-in-law is one.

  • Wilhelm Sarasalo
    Wilhelm Sarasalo 3 роки тому

    The shoe thing is not just Finland. I have seen the same in Stockholm, Kyoto and Tokyo. Even here in California I have been to houses with a basket of indoor socks by the entrance.

  • yunthi
    yunthi 3 роки тому

    by far the easiest method of checking how many layers of glazing you got is to count the runners between the panels. one = 2 glass panels 2 runners = 3.
    the most common type is to have one panel outside by itself that acts as a wind blocker, but is not sealed and might even have some gaps that provide a bit of airflow inside to keep it from fogging up. and then have 2-3 panels on the inner window that is the actual heat insulation.
    its also fairly common for the elements to contain argon gas (or xenon but thats more expensive and rare). for better insulation.
    you might also have a thicker panel outside with different thickness of glass on the other panels to provide better sound insulation. the thickness of the glass doesnt change the insulation that much but with difference in the thickness their natural resonance frequency does not line up so it provides better insulation across the board that way.
    another common way to accomplish the same effect is to have the single panel outside be slightly smaller than the one inside (which is sometimes a side effect of the build rather than intended).

  • AzorDazor
    AzorDazor 3 роки тому +2

    It's designated in law that you have to have at least mixed, bio, paper and cardboard garbage bins in your apartment building. Most have glass and metal too.

  • Sampo Syreeni
    Sampo Syreeni 10 місяців тому

    Actually master and maison key systems can equally well be implemented (and have been) on the pin tumbler style locks common in other parts of the world. At the logical level they even work exactly the same as they do with Abloy style disc detainer ones. The difference is, disc detainer locks in the Abloy style are much more difficult to pick, and they can have a far wider key space, making master and maison key systems easier to implement at scale.

  • retzza
    retzza 3 роки тому +3

    My mom always offers woolly socks to guests if anyone even looks like they might need them 😅 I didn't realize other people do that too!

  • Aeturnalis
    Aeturnalis 3 роки тому +1

    Most apartment (flat) windows in the US are single pane (glaze) as well, so those of us who live in the north experience a good deal of cold air leaking into our apartments.. which, as you can imagine, is incredibly wasteful. The natural gas usage here must be monumental. Also, where I live, we have a designated area for recycling, but it's just one huge dumpster and I suspect much of it ends up in the landfill because it's difficult to sort, and since you have to climb a ladder to get high enough to dump in your recyclables, probably many people don't use it, especially those of less capability, such as the majority of Americans who are obese.

  • SoarPilot
    SoarPilot 3 роки тому

    You might even have quadruple glazing. Two elements with two glasses in each of them. You can identify the double glass element with the metallic seam in the edge of the glass.

  • Toetech
    Toetech 3 роки тому +3

    the acoustics in that storage area, spot on. You need to record more videos there

  • Opossumpadaum
    Opossumpadaum 3 роки тому +1

    As a finn now living aboard i can proudly say: ”we know how to build houses dammit” the windows and the walls and everything here... like its +5 and im freezing my ass off.

  • Are
    Are 3 роки тому +357

    "Normal things British homes lack part 3"

  • Sauli Palokangas
    Sauli Palokangas 3 роки тому +1

    Thanks for the videos Dave. I've followed you a long your basement ;) Now, the shoes off inside thing is a bit of a weird one elsewhere. I've heard also that at some countries, or in America at some states, its not neccesarely a common thing to take your shoes off. You'd really think that it shouldnt be a cultural thing but a common sense thing. You dont wanna bring the dirt inside. Weird world we live in :D

  • pompekdev
    pompekdev 3 роки тому +3

    One of the best things is so called "roskalava". It's a thing that some apartment complexes order to their yards few times a year and you can throw furniture and other bigger items to it rather than taking those to place like Sortti-asema.

  • Ackwell
    Ackwell 3 роки тому +5

    I live in a house built in 1911 and it has the original double glasing windows. So yeah, single glasing stopped being a thing in Finland sometime in the 19th century. :P

    • Kaneli Nen
      Kaneli Nen 3 роки тому

      Actually, single glazing was used in summertime. The single window was a window you could open. For winter another window was put in the window frame. That was a normal procedure in the fall when the weather got cold. You couldn't usually open the extra, winter window. And again, when spring came you took the extra window off again. My grandmother lived in a house built in the 19th century, a cottage actually. I remember my granny doing this every year. And the window frames were built that way, for two windows. So yes, double glazing at least since 19th century!

  • haltsinberg
    haltsinberg 3 роки тому

    There was that woman in Oulu a few years back who kept her dead babies inside a storage unit like that. They neighbors told the police of the smell and they found like 4 bodies or sth. Scary stuff.

  • Jarkko Takamaa
    Jarkko Takamaa 3 роки тому

    I don't know any home in Finland, where someone offers knitted socks for one. Can happen, but it sure is not a custom. No problem. You're making amazing videos! Keep'em coming! ;)

  • Stella Δnnie
    Stella Δnnie 3 роки тому

    As the weather is getting colder and my vitutus getting bigger and bigger, these types of videos are nice reminders why Finland is quite a nice place after all. 😊
    Also: I never understood what kind of a psychopath doesn't take their shoes off when inside.. o__0 For the longest time i thought it was just in movies.

  • S.J. L.
    S.J. L. 3 роки тому

    Even though that particular Abloy brand key you have makes all you say possible, it does not mean it is used that way everywhere. At my place, for example, the model of the key is same, but there are two differing ones of them. One is for corridors' / storage room / general area doors, and another one is for the actual apartment ( = even more secure. )

  • Tommi Westén
    Tommi Westén 3 роки тому +13

    Many times you cheer for the things that are better or more brilliant in Finland but what are the things, in your opinion, that are better in the UK?

    • R. Anne
      R. Anne 3 роки тому

      Tommi Westén Supermarkets & shopping.

  • Mari Anna
    Mari Anna 3 роки тому +2

    And you learn to appreciate all these small weird things when you move away from Finland

  • Posh Panda
    Posh Panda 3 роки тому +1

    What they (we) don't have is elevators and a proper storage room inside the apartment. In Stockholm we had like 6m² for suitcases, sport-equipment.

  • Suvi
    Suvi 3 роки тому +1

    I was suprised too about the money things that I have been used to have as a Finn. Wolly socks are the saviour during winter time!

  • Nina Ylimaki
    Nina Ylimaki 3 роки тому +565

    0:44 Dave: *talking about genious things in Finland* "this!"
    Me an intellectual thinking: omg they dont have keys in England 😮

    • Dave Cad
      Dave Cad  3 роки тому +45


    • Jon Von Basslake
      Jon Von Basslake 3 роки тому +13

      ​@Dave Cad I'm not sure how those keys work, but i think since they're disc detainer type, the "common area" locks have only a few discs that match with all of the keys. Just guessing from what i've seen on Lockpicking Lawyer and BosnianBill videos :D

    • Ambient Epicuros
      Ambient Epicuros 3 роки тому +4

      We're actually using these digital Iloq-keys too which is a small upgrade. Also in the rentable city apartments we got a optical fiber connection with 100mb for 1€/month. Kinda handy when playing WoW etc. :} ...oh, and the gateway modem came for free in post too :D

    • sikkepossu
      sikkepossu 3 роки тому +9

      @Yulia Leafhill I couldn't agree more. They (ILOQs) probably use some sort of weird black magic force which just isn't always strong enough.

  • Hai English
    Hai English 3 роки тому

    This is entertaining. You are funny. I will surely watch more of your videos.

  • Tomzu 88
    Tomzu 88 3 роки тому

    Heating systems used in finland, are really good quality systems. You have solid ~20°C and you dont have to lift a finger for it to work. Few exceptions are.

  • m sakara
    m sakara 3 роки тому

    I live in Vancouver and every appartment I've lived in has had all these things except for triple pane glass wich isn't totally uncommon here.