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STF Växhuset Hostel Söderhamn

Ecological accommodation by a forest lake in Hälsingland

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Flexible booking conditions

About the accommodation

Stay at a fully green hostel. The Växhuset hostel has been built on the principles of permaculture and the ideal of a sustainable system, now and in the future. Expect solar cells, composting toilets, showers heated by solar heating and ecological linen here.

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The hostel Solcellen has two four-bedded cabins and five two-bedded cabins housing accommodation for 18 people. The common room is four and a half metres in diameter, a perfect size and form for company. The standard is simple with shared showers and WC.
 
Solcellen is unique in using limited electricity and being heated by wood. Why did we build a house with twelve sides? There are several benefits to a house like this one. Firstly it’s almost round (12 sides are slightly easier to build than round) form means there are several benefits energy-wise. With a heat source in the middle of the building, it is easy to heat the whole house. A stove made of heavy material, such as soapstone, at the centre of the house. The distance from the stove to all the cabins which surround it is the same. It is easy to retain warmth without any draughty corners. Furthermore the area of the outside wall is less per square metre of floor space than in a square or rectangular house, thus saving energy. The circular form means that the distance between everyone staying in the house is the least possible. Both in physical terms and in terms of the feeling of togetherness. The cabins are placed round the outside walls.
 
The countryside here in Södra Norrland is characterised by vast forests, swamps, rivers and smooth mountains and hills formed by inland ice. Ekocentrum lies close to Lake Edesjön, a small forest lake, with plenty of fish and water that just invites you to take a dip. Here you can rent a rowing boat or a canoe and a fishing rod and, completely undisturbed, coax a few fish out of the water in a bay or take a rowing trip in the evening sunshine. We are in the process of creating an environmental and nature trail along Lake Edesjön up onto Djupdalsberget. There you can stop a while in the troll cave. From the top, you have mile-wide views over the Ljusnan valley. If you go alone you may chance upon a moose, a deer…or even a bear!

Our service

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant available. Opening hours may vary depending on season.

  • Guest kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.

  • Shop

    Food and equipment for outdoor activities are sold in the shop. The range of goods differs from facility to facility.

  • Pets allowed

    Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.

  • Electric car charging

    Electric vehicle charging available.

  • Rental of hiking equipment

    Equipment for outdoor activities is available for hire.

  • WIFI

    WiFi is available in common areas and/or in bedrooms.

  • Family room

    Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.

  • Café

    A basic café service is available

  • Bicycle rental

    Cycles are available for hire.

  • Canoe rentals

    Canoes are available for hire.

  • Parking

    Car parking is available next to the property, a fee may apply.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is included in the room price/rate or can be purchased for an additional fee. Opening hours/selection may vary depending on season.

  • <1 km to marked trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to marked hiking trail.

  • <1 km to bathing site

    Less than 1 kilometer to bathing site.

  • Book your own house

    It is possible to book the entire accommodation.

  • Groups

    Group booking is available for a minimum of 10 people.

  • Conference

    Meeting-/conference rooms are available upon request.

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Are you more than 10 people planning a conference, family reunion, camp or a school trip? Fill out the form and your request will be sent to your selected accommodation, which will get back to you with a quotation to suit your group!

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    Contact and opening hours

    Address:

    Mobodarne 857
    826 93 Söderhamn

    Travel options
    The village of Mobodarne lies between Mokorset in Söderhamn municipality and Segersta in Bollnäs municipality.
     
    The best way to get to Växhuset and Ekocentrum in Mobodarne by public transport is to take bus 100, which starts from either Söderhamn or Bollnäs. Bus 100 passes by Mohed and this is the bus stop closest to Mobodarne. We can organise transportation from Mohed by prior agreement.
     
    If you come by train, you can go to Bollnäs or Söderhamn and then change to bus 100 to Mohed, where we can organise transportation.
     
    Click on the links to X-trafik and SJ for timetables and further information on public transport. You can also ring transport information on 0771-910 109.
    http://www.x-trafik.se/ and www.sj.se/
     

    GPS-coordinates

    N61.285576652561°, E16.732006072998°

    Contact:

    +46 702552613 logi@vaxhuset.se

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 15:00
    Check out (to): 11:00

    Number of rooms

    8

    Number of beds

    11-25

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      Sustainability pledge

      The accommodation has taken the STF Sustainability pledge on working sustainably in their daily operations and involve you as a guest.

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