STEDSANS IN THE WOODS
Far away from city lights and traffic noise, in the woods of Sweden, a permaculture farm with a restaurant and cabins will open soon. The restaurant and the cabins will give the guests a spectacular view of the lush forest, beautiful cerulean water and the open landscape. The lush setting will be the ground for a playground and self-sufficient lab of tomorrow where nothing goes to waste. In Stedsans deep in the Swedish forest, everything is in synch, from season to plate, plate to people and people to people.
TYPE: Development project
SIZE: 800 m²
SITE: Bohult, Sweden
CUSTOMER: Stedsans in the Woods
PARTNERS: Stedsans in the Woods
STATUS: In progress
Partner in charge: Anders Lendager
Project leader: Simon Kjems-Møller
Employees: Jørn Kiesslinger, Maja Horvat, Noemie Jeanne Vetterli, Sophie Daugaard Andersen
Mette Helbæk and Flemming Hansen founded Stedsans on the basis of the idea of ‘giving more than we take’. Not only was this their catalyst for starting the Stedsans project, it is also the guiding star of their business. They have moved from the heart of Copenhagen to follow their dreams of combing wild nature and forest farming in Southern Sweden.
The heart of Stedsans in the Woods is the Third Space, which is located to the South and with a rich view of the lake. The bearing structure of the Third Space is two old wooden ladders harvested from Slöinge, Sweden. The ladders will be installed on top of a terrain – of concrete and big rocks on the ground. The entire construction will be packed in an off-the-shelf greenhouse system.
The restaurant will be in the Third Space, where guests can follow the process in the semi-outdoor kitchen where food is cooked over fire. Beautiful plates served in nice surroundings are essential. But the flow of good energy, and all processes before plating are equally important. The life in the soil, the right varietes/species. If you want it fresher, you need to eat directly from the plant. The good atmosphere in the kitchen, the relationships, vitality, hospitality, the passion for good taste. Most ingredients come directly from the forest or the farm, and are often picked or harvested minutes before they end up on the plate. Living fish come directly from local lakes.
With an extensive focus on creating a place for people to unplug from the pulsating city life, the woods will also house 14 cabins, which are spread over the area. Each cabin has a unique location in the landscape, providing the guests with means for indulgence in the rich scenery of the woods. Some will have lake view, some will be floating, some will be isolated in the woods and some will hang between the trees.