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SE1008934

Hjo, Sweden

The House seen from the road

The House seen from the road

The House seen from the road
Silver

Member since

2015

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 30, 2019 - November 03, 2019 5 days

Long weekend in Denmark, Norway, Germany or Sweden.

House in southern Sweden, Hjo, near lake Vättern

Our house was built in 1947 by a local architect/builder who himself lived in the house with his family for many years. It has been gently restored and modernised to better suit the needs of our time, but still has a lot of typical details and a "retro" feeling to it.

The house has two floors and a basement. On the entrance floor you will find the kitchen, a light livingroom / diningroom, a bedroom and a toilet/bathroom with a shower. Upstairs is the master bedroom with a double bed, two children´s rooms and a snug with a sofa that easily can be made into an extra double bed. There is also a guest toilet. The laundryroom, which also has a bubblebath for two and a sauna, is in the basement. There are also a rowingmaschine and a ping-pong table downstairs (sometimes outside in summer).

Our house is comfortable and cosy, and has most modern equipment. The kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, induction stove, oven, fridge and freezer with cold water and ice mashine. The living room has a fireplace, flatscreen TV, stereo system SONOS and wifi. Upstairs, in the snug, is a TV for watching DVD and playing Nintendo wii. The master bedroom has a flatscreen TV with DVD-player. The laundryroom has a washing machine and a tumbler. Since we have children, you will find plenty of toys in the house.

The garden is 2000 m2 and surrounds the house. On the back of the house, there is a wooden terrace/deck with a small swimmingpool, large lawn, kitchen garden, a sandbox, small playhouse and trees. In the summer it is quite nice to sit on the terrace, take a dip in the pool, or have a barbeque. There is a quality brand barbeque, trampoline and plenty of games and outdoor toys to enjoy in the garden. There are also some bikes for both children and adults.

We live in a quiet village with the forest just around the corner. Behind the house there is a pasture with some cows and opposite the house on the other side of the road there are a farm and some ponds. The village is only 10 km away from the picturesque town of Hjo on the seaside of Lake Vättern, the second biggest lake in Sweden. The regional capital Skövde, with shopping malls and more is only 20 minutes away. The area is great for hiking, swimming and has a lot to see and do for tourists. You can reach the castle of Läckö, the fortress in Karlsborg and sweden*s largest waterworld/amusementpark Skara Sommarland within less than an hour. The location is also strategic for trips to Stockholm (3,5 h drive) or preferably, Gothenburg and the west coast, aprox. 2h by car or 1 h by train from Skövde.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 120 m2
  • Total Area: 2500 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Sauna private
  • Private swimming pool
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Svenska

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: GOT - 170 km

There are many things to see in the surroundings.
Woods just outside the door, free for walking, running, cycling. Many lakes for fishing nearby.
The town of Hjo by lake Vättern. Free public pool at the harbour, restaurants, old town, great park and more.
The town of Karlsborg with canal (Göta kanal) and old fortress. Guided tours in the summer.
Skövde city. Shopping, hospital.
Skara Sommarland, amusement park with large waterworld, roller coasters, go-cart.
Gothenburg and Liseberg, large amusement park.

Occupation

  • Teacher

Children

  • Boy - Age: 5
  • Boy - Age: 11
  • Boy - Age: 14

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

This member has completed 3 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: