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Our natural houses

People ask me sometimes where I learned to build natural houses. I tell them in Kindergarten, when the table in front of me was full of small things to build with, things we found in the garbage or from nature. It was the playfulness that I can still remember, how much joy that gave me. This is the main approach when I build natural houses, intuitively but with enough common sense. I like to share the experience of building and living in a natural house, as it makes such a difference in how we experience life. In the last six years we had the pleasure to have hundreds of guests and tens of volunteers whose eyes and senses were opened. – Dennis Rodie.

We have at the moment two places you can rent. Book via AIRBNB (check the calendar there for availability). Via email: info@bluesberrywoods.com (if you want to avoid the airbnb fee).

The Treehouse
Imagine waking up to the sound of birds, the smell of a forest and the light of a soft morning sun.
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The Treehouse has a strong harmony with its surroundings
It has antique windows, that will show you an ever-changing view of the landscape.
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Quite possibly you could spot a deer, wild birds such as woodpeckers or even a moose if you're lucky. It has two beds next to eachother and the facilities are down at the café and the shower cabin.
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The Sculptured House
This calm retreat offers an inspirational experience for those who look for a stress-free environment. It has a cozy sleeping loft with beautiful views.
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A sleeping loft for two people
It also serves as an artist residency, where artists, writers, musicians and other creative people have the possibility to rent it for a minimum of 2 weeks.
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It also serves as an artist residency
Artists, writers, musicians and other creative people have the possibility to rent it for a minimum of 2 weeks.
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Places to Create

The workshop was built with a combination of natural and recycled materials. It has a reciprocal roof with a skylight that provides a spread-out natural light during the day. It was extremely low-cost and does not have heating but it gives me a lot of joy to have all my hand tools in one place

The Art Studio has an open access on all sides, letting in a diffuse light upon the cob walls. It’s a place where Ayet can work on her sculptures during the summer months, often with a small exhibition of her work.

The Workshop
The Workshop
The Workshop
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The Art Studio
Ayet's summer place to create her sculptures
Ayet Alers' website
The Art Studio
Ayet Aler's website
The Art Studio
Ayet Alers' Website
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Places to Relax

In 2023 our visitors can enjoy a sauna experience that is for maximum two people. It’s a small and intimate place to relax, reflect and dream, built as a hexagon with short logs. A cold shower outside is optional.

The Greenhouse was built with a construction of old recycled windows of different sizes, hiding the frames with cob. The back wall consists of big boulders and earth behind, providing thermal mass that heats up during the sunny summer days and release that heat during the night and later in the year, extending the season this way. The upper part of the wall is made of vertical short logs. The greenhouse is a cozy place to sit when it’s too cold outside.

The Sauna
The Sauna
The Sauna
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The Greenhouse
The Greenhouse
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Places to visit

The Bird’s House is our latest constructed house; a collaboration of volunteers and even a few Airbnb guests who assisted in the construction of it. The cob (clay, sand straw and water) we used for it came from a few meters away, literally taken up from the earth. It’s fully insulated, but the windows are single glass, that let the sunlight in easier to warm up the space inside. We call it the Bird’s House because during the construction (which took about one year), a few wild birds approached us very closely every day, to satisfy their curiosity what kind of nest we were building. The bed inside resembles a nest. At this moment the Bird’s House is occupied but available to show guests the in- and outside.

The Coffee & Philosophy Cafe is the place where our guests can cook and eat. It’s also a meeting place for the other visitors at our place. During events, it becomes a place for performance or screening of films. The interior is still changing every year, making it cozier. At this moment the cafe is not open for the public.

The Bird's House
The Bird's House
The Bird's House
The Bird's House
The Bird's House
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The Coffee & Philosophy Cafe
A space for our guests to cook, eat and meet.
The Coffee & Philosophy Cafe
Listen to vinyl records, play board games and solve the world's problems with a cup of coffee or tea
The Coffee & Philosophy Cafe
During events the food and drinks are donation-based.
The Coffee & Philosophy Cafe
During the summer, we also have the Not So Happy Film Festival here and the Not So Famous Music Festival.
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      Ett otroligt ställe som var mysigt, charmigt, familjärt, enkelt och personligt! Väldigt häftigt att få spendera en natt där!

    thumb Lisa
    July 29, 2022

      Under tre heta sommardagar hyrde vi trädkojan som är galet mysig. Ljuvligt svalt där inne i skogen bland träden och inte ens speciellt myggigt (positiv överraskning). Det är *inte* ett... read more

    thumb Ida
    June 27, 2022

      We stumbled upon this place on Airbnb and decided to leave the city for a couple of days. We were greeted by two of the hosts who showed us around... read more

    thumb Nicole
    July 12, 2022

      Ein traumhafter Platz mitten im Wald. Absolute ruhe. Sehr freundliche Gastgeber. Auf jeden fall zu empfehlen!

    thumb Sophie
    August 5, 2022