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Top 10 Eco-Resorts Worldwide

Lodging 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 will help you forage for local herbs to make it yourself. A three-hour drive from Stockholm in the Holaved forest, the seasonal (April through October) Urnatur offers accommodation in tree houses and hand-hewn huts. 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. Moss Cabin has a peat roof that is covered with wild strawberries in the summer, and 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 the Urnatur official website

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