So. We are selling our house.
Thank you for your concern and warm comments. The decision has not been easy to take and even if the outcome still depends on certain circumstances, we are still optimistic about the future.
We have not decided which channels we’ll use to sell the house yet. As said, we are anxious to leave the house to the best and the right new owner. Therefore I will tell about the house only in my own channels to begin with. I know that many of you readers are people who would appreciate a place like this. So if know someone who would have possibility and that you think might be interested, you might want to help to spread the word.
Now, I will tell you more about this place.
I will write this post in English as usual. If you are Swedish and interested, please mail (see “contact” to the left) if you want to read Swedish.
Above to the right, the barn loft.
The house is located in Bodafors. North of Gotheburg, south of Stockholm, in Småland. One of Swedens most sea rich area, over 4,000 lakes. You may recognize it from children’s book author Astrid Lindgren‘s books.
The house is built in the 30′s. It’s a typical house for the area. People used to lived here all year long. It’s winterized by old standards (not with our prefereces). The stoves in the house warms up the house good though.
It’s quite a spacious place, for being a country house. The main house has three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, a roomy hall and a bathroom. The bedrooms, hall and living room has wallpapers. The garden is quite airy too. A bit wild and untamed. Apple trees, currants, rhubarbs and a few wild strawberries. I especially like afternoons the garden, when the day is about to go over to evening. The light is magical.
What we fell for was that the house feels genuine and quite untouched. But still it has practical, modern facilities such as running water, a toilet and shower. There is even a functioning washing machine in the basement. We also fell in love with the tone in the house – freindly, welcoming. And even if it’s located in a tiny village, and stand side by side with a forest it’s not at all isolated in the middle of a lonley area. Actually there are neighbors, all year round neighbors. Our house is the only house that is used as a country house in the closest area. Feels safe. The neighbors are not super close but they are there. Don’t think we had bought the house if is stood solitary alone. There is a road near the house, so new owners might want to put up a fence if there are little ones moving along.
Every bedroom has working tile stoves in them. And in the kitchen there is an AGA-stove which we fire on chilly days (husband’s favorite).
The other buildings.
The little red guest house is an old cleaned up hen house. That house is almost the place I like most. Picturesque, charming. There is also a combined garage, woodshed, barn and a beautiful loft with wood plank floor (where we sit when the weather is not allowing us outdoors). There is a pink little playhouse (needs renovation) in the garden as well.
Well, what’s more to say? Please help me with question if you have any. Most of the furnitures and furnishings will be included in a purchase.
Built: 1933. Living space: 93 kvm.
More photos at Pinterest.