Large areas of Sweden are covered with forest.
Here we pick raspberries and mushroom.
In the wood hermitage you can stay on in that presence a little longer…
hermitage: a place for reflection
What is the Wood hermitage?
The Wood Hermitage is part of Urnatur. We distinguish between what we call the Wood Hermitage because it is a 500m walk from the farm up to the woods. It‘s up here all cottages and treehouses for overnight stay are.
How the Wood hermitage came to be
When we, forester Håkan Strotz and biologist and designer Ulrika Krynitz, bought the small farm Sjögetorp in 1993 we had no plans for a wood hermitage. It was the scenic beauty that brought us here. With strong shared interests in nature, crafts, ethnobiology, survival, design, self-sustainability and cooking, the project slowly but surely took form. First in our thoughts, then in practice.
After several years of practical experience with courses, seminars, lectures, kick-offs, exhibits, craft festivals and other events we missed having beds for overnights. It was a good excuse for Håkan who always wanted to try timbering. The idea was to offer a fantastic nature experience to our parent’s generation, with their demands for a good night’s sleep, and to city people who might not have so much nature experience if any. But also of course for already converted nature lovers from all over the world.
Ulrika has contributed a lot of ideas, details and the coloration and interior decoration. It was collaboration between Yin and Yang. And naturally you can find both carpets, curtains and other detail of our design both in the huts and in our shop.
The luxury of simplicity
Welcome to an ancient fairy-tale landscape, rich in nature and culture.