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HEAVENLY ESCAPES: Get back to nature in a cosy eco lodge in Skinnskatteberg

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Because great holidays don’t have to cost the Earth…

Kolarbyn Eco Lodge

We know life can be tough. Sometimes all you want to do is pack up your things and take a long vacation. Well, what’s stopping you? We’ve hunted high and low for the crème de la crème of eco-friendly hotels across the globe…

By Hollie Wicks

2013 is the year for quirky eco-friendly holidays, so this week we are taking you away on the ultimate retreat…

The Kolarbyn Eco Lodge is situated in the South East woodland region of Skinnskatteberg, next to the beautiful Lake Skarsjon. It’s made up of twelve unique rustic forest huts, each containing two beds with sheep skin rugs as bedding.

There are also a wood heaters to keep you super warm as there is no electricity here. But there are lots of candles and a gentle burning fire place that will help you sleep peacefully. Guests from all over the world visit each year to get in touch with nature and relax in the blissful peace and quiet.

This fab eco lodge lets you gently wake up to the birds’ song before going for a refreshing dip in the the stunning lake. It’s a truly “get back to nature” experience for both couples and families.  The area provides you with a wide range of free outdoor activities such as brilliant fishing opportunities and forest trails to explore too.

Kolarbyn is a self catering resort, which essentially means you will become a kick-ass forest-dweller on your stay – cutting wood, fetching water and picking berries. But don’t worry, you won’t have to hunt for your own dinner! There’s a storage building that will provide food for breakfast, lunch and evening meals in preparation for you to then cook over an open fire. It really is a true wildlife experience for those brave enough to stay!

frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
/ Do it in public (not the car/plane) /

Pic: Kolarbyn Eco Lodge

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