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Bankeryd, Sweden

Our home in mars

Our home in mars

Our Nightbour

Our Nightbour

The last part of the road to our house in mars.

The last part of the road to our house in mars.

Same road in winter

Same road in winter

Our Spa bath

Our Spa bath

Our swing and slide

Our swing and slide

The winter is cold and often with a lot of snow

The winter is cold and often with a lot of snow

Winter with snow

Winter with snow

We have a lot of snow during the winter

We have a lot of snow during the winter

We have a lot of snow during the winter

We have a lot of snow during the winter

Winter seen from the garage

Winter seen from the garage

We have built a sledding slope

We have built a sledding slope

The pond during winter

The pond during winter

Deers are often seen in our garden

Deers are often seen in our garden

Dumme mosse, a bog close to our house. Very easy to access.

Dumme mosse, a bog close to our house. Very easy to access.

Picnicking at Dumme mosse, a bog close to our house

Picnicking at Dumme mosse, a bog close to our house

Larping

Larping

The three of us

The three of us

Dusty is ready for the hunt

Dusty is ready for the hunt

Doris in the sun

Doris in the sun

Us in Turkey

Us in Turkey

Our home in mars Our Nightbour The last part of the road to our house in mars. Same road in winter Our Spa bath Our swing and slide The winter is cold and often with a lot of snow Winter with snow We have a lot of snow during the winter We have a lot of snow during the winter Winter seen from the garage We have built a sledding slope The pond during winter Deers are often seen in our garden Dumme mosse, a bog close to our house. Very easy to access. Picnicking at Dumme mosse, a bog close to our house Larping The three of us Dusty is ready for the hunt Doris in the sun Us in Turkey
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2017


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
June 22, 2020 - July 19, 2020 2 weeks

We are open for any interesting place. 2-3 weeks.

A small house in the Swedish countryside

Our home is located close to the city of Jönköping, but still in the countryside. It has two floors and is suitable for two grown ups and one or two children (excluding spare beds). It is very friendly for children. We have some spare beds that can be folded out, so it is possible to sleep more people in the house. Not just as comfortable.

It has a huge plot (13000 m2), with big lawns, a trampoline, a big pond with crayfish and even some forest. The kitchen is very well equipped. We have free internet, lots of boardgames and some gaming consoles (PS4 and XBox) that are free to use. There are also bikes free to borrow during the stay.
We have also a good barbecue grill that I nice to use on warm evenings and a gazebo for cooler evenings.
The house is not in total privacy, but almost. There is only one close neighbor and they cant view over the fence. The lawn is maintained by robots and indoors robots takes care of vacuum cleaning for you.

There is also a small guesthouse with two beds next to the main building. It has a small space for cooking, a fridge and a bathroom. It may be appropriate for children or young people who want their own space. We also lend the guesthouse to guests who want to try our house while staying here.

Closest swimming lake is 20 minutes away and a fishing-lake where boats can be rented is 1 km away. A public pool is 5 minutes away by car.
For those interested in golfing, is Scandinavia's second best golf course, Sand golf, located 1.5 km away and Sweden's oldest golf course is 20 km away.

However, we do have two cats that needs to be taken care of!
They are the reason that we unfortunately can't allow any other animals in our house.However, they are very friendly and loves food and strokes. They have a catflap and goes and comes as they like.

No exchange is needed if the gueshouse is sufficient.

The house is located 20 minutes drive from the airport and 10 minutes from road E4. We can pick you up at the airport.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 1 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Programmer
  • IT Architect

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5
  • Living Area: 100 m2
  • Total Area: 13000 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Spain
  • Japan
  • Italy
  • France
  • Taiwan
  • Ireland
  • Great Britain, United Kingdom
  • Portugal

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Japanese
  • Svenska

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Axamo - 10 km

  • golfing http://www.sandgolfclub.se/ (3.3 km)
  • boating Fishing and boatrent (2.8 km)
  • forest Forrest almost everywhere (0.7 km)
  • shopping Ica and Coop (7.6 km)
  • lake Vättern - huge lake (12.6 km)
  • beach Citybeach (12.9 km)
  • river Canoing to Gothenburg (28.5 km)

The house is located in the country side but some cities is still within easy reach.
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Right outside the house is Bankerydsleden. An easy beginners route for hiking, just 25 km long.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvMCtEoFQYc
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3 km away is one of the best golf courses in Sweden. http://www.sandgolfclub.se/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glrNvYeLHf4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG-sKv3uKxQ

20 km to the south is Dumme Mosse, one of southern Sweden's biggest swamp area http://jkpg.com/en/jonkoping-huskvarna/dumme-mosse/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBaWdzoLUds

20 km north west is Ryfors Golf, Sweden's oldest golf course.
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Destinations nearby
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Jönköping
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpKnkRsfGas
A city with 100,000 inhabitants. It is located just south of the Great Lake Vättern. In the summer it is a nice city to flinch in.
http://www.jkpg.com/sv/
http://www.jonkoping.se/upplevagora/turistbyraochevenemangskalender/jonkopingsturistbyra.4.74fef9ab15548f0b80018ced.html
Worth visiting is:
The pier, food in nice surroundings at Vättern. Here are several restaurants to choose from. http://www.pirenjonkoping.se/
City Park. An attempt to gather the history and nature of the neighborhood in one place. A nice place, not least for children. http://jkpg.com/sv/jonkoping-huskvarna/jonkopings-stadspark/
Match Museum. Jönköping had long been known throughout the world for its matches. This museum shows that era and all about matches. http://www.matchmuseum.se/
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In our surroundings
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Habo church. An impressive 17th century cathedral in wood. In the summer there are guides there. https://www.svenskakyrkan.se/habo/habokyrka
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Gunillaberg Cultural Heritage. Well worth a visit to those with cultural or gardening interests http://tage-andersen.com/gunillaberg/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k455spLQqHo&t=223s
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A hearty but good day trip with a car that suits children and adults is to first go to Gränna and try out their specialty polka pigs. You can see how they are manufactured in several places.
Be sure to visit the exciting polar center http://www.grennamuseum.se/.
Then take the ferry to Visingsö http://www.visingso.net/ (do not forget to reserve a place if you want to bring your car. Otherwise you can go by bike. Can be rented on the island). There are plenty to discover and do at Visingsö Temple, castle ruins, stunning scenery, burial mounds and a nice herb garden. Do not miss going with remmalag http://www.visingsoremmalag.se/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEubeVFXRB0
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The city of Åsen is a city that has been preserved for nearly 200 years. Here life looks like it used to do in Sweden. Lots of animals to pat and house to enter. It is exciting for both children and adults. http://www.asensby.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6hV-aCjG2s
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More tips are available at https://www.visitsmaland.se/en
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Nice nature in the surroundings
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A few steps from the house goes Bankerydsleden. It is a good beginner trail that is only 25 km long and goes in a loop so you can walk all the way and get back where you started.
http://www.jonkoping.se/upplevagora/friluftslivochmotion/vandringslederochstrovomraden/bankerydsleden.4.74fef9ab15548f0b8001e3b.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwPcIhLvA9M

On the other side of Risbrodammen you can rent a boat and buy a fishing license. It is about 2 km to go there. Fishing gear and life jacket you have to arrange yourself.

Guided walks are often arranged from Mullsjö, 10 km away. http://www.mullsjo.se/Start-Mullsjo-Kommun/Uppleva-och-gora/Turistbyra/Friluftsriket/Guidade-turer/

There are also several good hiking and skiing trails from, or near, Mullsjö http://www.mullsjo.se/Start-Mullsjo-Kommun/Uppleva-och-gora/Turistbyra/Friluftsriket/Vandringsleder/

A couple of great cycling routes are also from Mullsjö. http://www.mullsjo.se/Start-Mullsjo-Kommun/Uppleva-och-gora/Turistbyra/Friluftsriket/Cykelleder/

In winter, Mullsjö alpine is often open. It is one of Southern Sweden's best slalom bombs. http://mullsjoalpin.se/
Other good slalom huts nearby are Järabacken (http://www.jslk.se/Jarabacken), Strutsabacken (http://ikhp.se/skidor/), Ulricehamns Ski (http://ulricehamnskicenter.se/) and of course Isaberg (http://www.isaberg.com/en/winter) less than an hour away by car.

At Kyrkekvarn you can rent both canoe and island horses. You paddle in the lake The stray, which is a very long and narrow lake. It then continues into Tidan, which flows into Vänern. All the way to Trollhättan is paddling. http://kyrkekvarn.com/

Sandhem is not far from Mullsjö. There starts the beautiful Eriksgatuleden. http://www.skaraborgsleder.se/vandring/se_vandring_mullsjo_eriksgatuleden.html
 
20 km south of us lies the Dummemosse entrance. The moss then extends almost home to us. It is Southern Sweden's largest bog. There are several hiking trails, ski trails and wind shelters. http://jkpg.com/en/jonkoping-huskvarna/dumme-mosse/

In Gränna, the 60 km long Hovaved Trail, which stretches to Tranås, starts. It's great to go, but perhaps to long to take on in a day, given that you have to go back too. Plan for an overnight stay in one of the existing windshields at the far end. http://www.jonkoping.se/upplevagora/friluftslivochmotion/vandringslederochstrovomraden/holavedsleden.4.74fef9ab15548f0b8002647.html

Between Huskvarna and Gränna, the East Vätterbranterna is one of the UNESCO's biosphere parks. http://www.jonkoping.se/byggabomiljo/naturvardochskotselavgronomraden/ostravatterbranternaettbiosfaromrade.4.74fef9ab15548f0b800111d.html It is wonderfully beautiful to go cycling around there and there is a good cycle track that passes by the finest places. http://www.jonkoping.se/upplevagora/friluftslivochmotion/cykling/cykelutflyktsleder.4.74fef9ab15548f0b8001e5a.html

About 1 hour to the east lies Bunn. It's a wounderfull and magic lake. Nature around it has been the model of John Bauer's paintings. A boat trip on it is recommended. http://trolska.se/. You can also rent a canoe in the lake.

A few miles south lies Taberg. A powerful rock that projects straight out of the landscape. At the top you have a great view. For a long time, you were undergoing mining. There only lives the bats now. They can be visited by guide. http://www.taberg.info/gruvan/

Not far from Taberg lies Bottnaryd's forest, south of Bottnaryd. There is old barrskog. http://jkpg.com/sv/bankeryd-bottnaryd-taberg/bottnaryds-urskog/

40 km north of us lies Hökensås. It is Sweden's leading sports fishing area with about 60 small lakes. Here you can even rent your own fishing lake.http: //www.hokensas.se/
Hökensås is also a nature reserve with excellent and shorter hiking trails and skiing http://www.vastsverige.com/tidaholm/b/46160/Hokensas-Naturvardsomrade. If you are interested in Swedish nature, this is one of the best places to visit.

For the children (and adults)

Not far away is Kivarps goatmeal where children can play with goats and adults. http://www2.habokommun.se/sv/mat-dryck/a441014/kivarps-gardsmejeri/detaljer?filter=c%3D20986

In Haurida you can try a hippo safari http://www.skogshast.se/ It is rugged riding on big horses.

1 hour south is High Chaparall. A western city built in the Småland forest. An affordable and exciting amusement park. https://www.highchaparral.se/sv/

1.5 hours drive east lies Astrid Lindgren's world. It's an amusement park where you built environments from her world-famous books. Http://astridlindgrensvarld.se/en/

And one and a half hours west lies Liseberg. The largest amusement park in the Nordics. https://www.liseberg.se/

Golf nearby

There are several great golf courses nearby. Next to all, of course Sand Golf is generally considered to be among the absolute best courses in Scandinavia:
http://www.sandgolfclub.se/
They also have a restaurant and a bar. It is the closest place to go out and eat in the evening.

20 km north west, outside Mullsjö, lies Ryfors Golf. It is the oldest golf course in the Nordic region.
http://www.ryforsgk.se/

There are many other good golf courses within easy driving distance: http://www.golfkoping.se/ http://www.golfsweden.com/golfklubs/o2os/golfclubs_jonkoping.shtml

Occupation

  • Programmer
  • IT Architect

Children

  • Boy - Age: 12

Pets

  • Dusty (cat of the breed Devon Rex)
  • Doris (cat of the breed Devon Rex)

References

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