Erkkola is a charming log-built house and is one of the artists’ homes open for public at the Lake Tuusula area. The poet J. H. Erkko’s home was built in 1902 and it was designed and built by local artist Pekka Halonen (of Haloseniemi) together with his brother Antti.
J. H. Erkko (1849–1906) was one of the prominent figures of Finnish culture in the late 19th century. He was a popular poet and playwright, often contributing to the ideals and efforts of his era. Erkko was a powerful and versatile advocate of Finnish culture and adult education. Many of his poems were set to music and continue living as songs.