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Lodging at Urnatur in Sjögetorp, Sweden



Guest accommodations at Urnatur in Sjögetorp, Sweden

Sustainability is the hotel world's catchword of the day, but Urnatur takes this concept one step further, into the realm of self-sustainability. Craving a cup of tea? Staff members will help you forage for local herbs to make it yourself. This is just one of numerous examples of how this retreat takes guests back to nature. Three hours from Stockholm in the Holaved forest, the seasonal Urnatur offers accommodation in just six handcrafted cabins. Light comes from kerosene lamps, and heat from solar or wood power, with the wood being gathered from storm-fallen trees whenever possible. Most menu items are procured locally, such as crayfish and berries gathered in the wild, and activities include building nesting boxes for owls and rowing on the lake. The communal Moss Cabin "living room" has a peat roof that is covered with wild strawberries in the summer, and the Tin Castle offers one of few concessions to the modern day: electricity to meet event needs.

To learn how to forage for your own Swedish cuisine, check out Urnatur's official website

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