People who enjoy swimming, row-boating, showering in the sunshine, feeling the soft mossy earth, listening to birdsongs at dawn, breathing in leaf-filtered air must visit one of the cabins in the wood hermitage. “This is how life should be” are the words of one satisfied guest.
All the huts were hand-built by the owner, Håkan Strotz. If you look closely, you can see axe traces and also handmade details, such as wooden locks on the doors of Pilgrims hut.
This hut is the most traditional in its style. Some wooden details are inspired by the Amish culture.
Traditional bole house is actually a mixture of various cultures. With a sober Swedish-Amish inspired inner decoration, details painted with egg tempera, the Pilgrims cabin probably boasts the most traditional cabin-feel of them all. The roof is a Russian-inspired design with tarred boards. In summertime when the sun is hot you can sense a faint scent of tar in the air.
The hut is inspired by ancient charcoaler huts with a timbered frame and turf roof.
Structure with its mossy roof vanishes into the surrounding forest. Originally these huts were built as a protection against wild animals, weather and wind, with at least the means for cooking a cup of coffee.
The Charcoaler’s hut looks small and dark but it’s got a very cozy interior. The emphasis is on simplicity, so there are two iron beds, a gulag chair and a minimalist fireplace.
The hat cabin is a six-cornered bole house with a copper roof. The interior is inspired and cross-pollinated by Japanese style and Swedish craftsmanship. The cabin is spacious with a high ceiling and a chandelier that lights up the room. Beds can either set into a double bed or pull apart into two single beds. Ravens often hover above the copper roof.
Moss cabin & Wolf cot
And finally, the Moss cabin & Wolf cot, which we already wrote about but still. Inspired by the Sami culture in the North, they are perfect for four adults or a family.
Both cots have peat roofs and a timber frame, inspired by the Sames timbered cots. Besides the wood stove, you will also find a central fire place for an open fire. During summer the cabins’ roofs are covered with wild strawberries. Wolf cot is “more modern” and lighter, while Moss temple is darker and located in the forest.
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