KOLARBYN FOREST HUTS Lake Skärsjön, Sweden - A couple of hours from Sweden deep in a forest frequented by brown bear, moose and wolves lies Kolarbyn with 12 cozy forest huts set in a glade alongside a beautiful lake. There is no electricity but live candles and a crackling fire place that will guide you asleep. All huts have a wood heater.
The Molenaars had to move everything uphill—164 sacks of concrete weighing 60 pounds each, Douglas fir beams, two woodstoves, reclaimed windows, and the massive stainless steel Wolf gourmet stove. The couple considered hoisting material up to a deck before devising a simpler solution: Dan recruited his 24-year-old son Alex and four of his friends to carry everything by hand. There was a bright side to the hard labor. “At the end of the summer, we were ripped,” says Dan with a chuckle.
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