STF Växhuset Hostel Söderhamn
Ecological accommodation by a forest lake in Hälsingland
About the accommodationStay 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.
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!
Restaurant available. Opening hours may vary depending on season.
Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.
Food and equipment for outdoor activities are sold in the shop. The range of goods differs from facility to facility.
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 is available in common areas and/or in bedrooms.
Breakfast is included in the room price/rate or can be purchased for an additional fee. Opening hours/selection may vary depending on season.
Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.
A basic café service is available
Cycles are available for hire.
Canoes are available for hire.
Car parking is available next to the property, a fee may apply.
<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.
Group booking is available for a minimum of 10 people.
Meeting-/conference rooms are available upon request.
Are you more than 10 people planning a conference, family reunion, school trip or perhaps a training camp for the sports team? Complete 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
826 93 Söderhamn
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.
www.x-trafik.se/ and www.sj.se/
+46 702552613 email@example.com
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The accommodation has taken the STF Sustainability pledge on working sustainably in their daily operations and involve you as a guest.