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SE1014968

Alingsås, Sweden

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Member since

2017


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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
March 01, 2020 - November 30, 2020 2 weeks

House in western Sweden by the lake with own beach

We live near a hamlet, Simmenäs, with about 50 houses, 10 km from center of Alingsås.
This place is perfect for those who like forest walking, fishing, swimming, picking berries and mushrooms.
Our home is a small house, 80 square meter, with a living room, one bathroom and two bedrooms, with total four beds. The house is comfortable with kitchen/laundry facilities, TV, stereo, CD, Internet access (Wi-Fi). Tiled stove in the living room and wood stove in the kitchen
The house is completely beside the lake Mjörn with the green forest behind, and the neighbourhood is very calm. Here you have the opportunity to meet the countryside just around the corner.
We have an own beach, where you take a swim, nude if you prefer. You have access to a small boat with engine and oars and you can fish pike, pike-perch and perch. Here are mushrooms, blueberries and lingonberry depending on period.
From house and grounds you have 180 degree breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Mjörn. The western location of the house provides amazing sunsets over the lake.
There is a garden with garden furniture and a grill

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Our Family

  • 3 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 4 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Nurse, retired
  • Social worker, retired
  • Nurse, retired

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 80 m2
  • Total Area: 80 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Hospitality wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Use of boat

Our Destination Wish List

  • England, UK
  • Italy
  • France
  • London, UK
  • Paris, France
  • Scotland, UK
  • Ireland
  • Spain

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Svenska

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Landvetter - 4,5 mil

  • beach Simmenäs (0.0 km)
  • shopping Alingsås (10.3 km)
  • golfing Alingsås Golfklubb (16.5 km)
  • forest Simmenäs (0.7 km)
  • boating Simmenäs (0.0 km)
  • sea Tjörn (86.5 km)
  • lake Simmenäs (0.0 km)

From our home you have 10 km to the nearest city Alingsås, a small picturesque city in western Sweden Alingsås has around 38,000 inhabitants. With an attractive location and a growing number of inhabitants, the town is constantly changing. Yet it still retains its traditional atmosphere. Throughout the years, the town has retained its character with cobbled streets and old wooden buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Alingsås is known as the “Café Town”, due to its large number of cafés and bakeries. In recent years, Alingsås has increasingly also become known as the “Light Town”. Every October, around 70,000 persons visit Lights in Alingsås, northern Europe’s largest event for experimental lighting of public places.
Alingsås is known for Jonas Alströmer who is said to have introduced and popularized the potato in Sweden. Alingsås is sometimes called "Potato City ', and every year, during a week in June, it celebrated with a potato festival.
If you would like to explore the fantastic archipelago on the Swedish west coast you would need to drive 1-2 hours to reach a magnificent landscape with sandy beaches, sun-warmed cliffs, and spots where you can be completely alone. There you will also find attractions as diving, crab fishing, kayaking, bird watching, climbing, mountain biking, and lobster fishing.
You can reach Gothenburg within 35 minutes by train. It is a city for shopping, nightlife, guided tours, museums, restaurants and many other attractions. Scandinavian biggest amusement park Liseberg you will also find in Gothenburg. You can reach Stockholm within less than 3 hours by train.
It is about 1.5 hours drive to Ullared, Sweden's largest and most famous shopping market

Occupation

  • Nurse, retired
  • Social worker, retired
  • Nurse, retired

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • Cat

About Our Family

We are a retired couple, Morgan 73 former social worker and Annelie 70 former nurse. We often travel together with a good friend of us, Inger 69 a former nurse.
We have no children living at home, but we have a cat. The cat is independent, has a cat flap in a separate building and mostly stays outdoors.

References

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