Aromatic Wood pt2: Urnatur

You can’t get here by car. And if candles as your only light source, fire as your only heat source and eating things found in the woods freak you out, this might not be your cup of tea. Otherwise you might be ready for a holiday at the Wood Hermitage.

Inside one of the treehouses of Urnatur Wood Hermitage.
You can’t get here by car. And if candles as your only light source, fire as your only heat source and eating things found in the woods freak you out, this might not be your cup of tea. Otherwise you might be ready for a holiday at the Wood Hermitage.

No electricity and no internet. Could it be true? Håkan Strotz and Ulrika Krynitz bought the Sjögetorp farm, Ödeshög, Sweden in 1993. After a few years of living at the farm they started the project of creating tree-houses and small huts for visitors. The place was eventually named The Wood Hermitage since you can’t get here by car, you have to walk about 500 metres into the forest to reach it. The Wood Hermitage is a part of Urnatur, which also includes courses, seminars, lectures, kick-offs, exhibits, craft festivals and other events.

All houses are designed and built from scratch by Håkan Strotz with some interior decoration help form Ulrika Krynitz. Ulrika also design products for the Urnatur Design Shop. A step up in comfort from camping but with same simplicity of living and proximity to nature.

Dinner is served in the forest.

If you are ready to book your next holiday at The Wood Hermitage, this is where it’s at.

All images by Krautkopf, visit their website to read about their experience at The Wood Hermitage, krautkopf.de.