It all started for Anders and Christina when they met 34 years ago. At that point, the farm consisted only of a smaller house from around 1690 that was used as a summer holiday home. Fast forward to 2002, when Anders and Christina were planning their wedding: Christina was on the hunt for a venue that felt authentic and unique, when Anders came with an interesting suggestion.
“I have a friend who collects old timber cabins,” he explains. “And he told me, ‘I know of a big house that will be perfect!’ So we went to see it, dismantled it, moved it here to our property, reassembled it and had our wedding celebration here.” (Side note, they recently celebrated their 20th anniversary!)
The slightly wonky windows – all in different sizes and at different heights - add to the rustic charm.
The building in question was a 250-year-old structure from another farm 60km away, with many of the original details lovingly preserved. Its walls are made of thick planks of hand-sawn wood, and the slightly wonky windows – all in different sizes and at different heights – add to the rustic charm.
After a long stint as the family's "party barn", the house was given a full interior makeover eight years ago, with Anders and Christina doing much of the work themselves. Thanks to Anders’ background in cabinet making and carpentry, and Christina’s work in home furnishing, the inspiring result comes as no surprise.