Handbook

HJULSJÖ WORKSHOP WEEK  – Back to the Land 2.0  

The Workshop Week is on location at Hjulsjö from August 12 – 18. This is a unique and thriving cultural-ecological community. The Workshop Week involves hands-on explorations of sustainability approaches, food issues and design skills through lectures, tutorials and design tasks. This will take place in connection with the local environment and  with local partners in the region. 

See Menu tab: Transport for info on Bus 

When the bus arrives, there will be some tea and coffee plus fruit at the missions house. Step up  your tents at the camping area, have a stroll around the premises, become familiar with the facilities etc. Our first gathering will be at the local Missions House (across form the campsite) in the evening around 6 PM, with a mingling activity and a ‘potluck /collaborative tasting’ dinner (see below).

If you arrive earlier call the course leaders +46 70 279 83 76 and inform them of your arrival time. You can set up your tent and help out with setting things up. 

Where is Hjulsjö? map

FACILITIES and ACCOMMODATION 

The  Missions House is our main location for meals & meetings.   

 

CAMPGROUND (The cost for camping is covered by Konstfack)

The  campgrounds are across the street from the Missions house.                       The grounds and facilities are  run by Elin Mulderij who drives  Landleva Hjulsjö  a family sheep ranch, cafe and camping center.

Contact person: Ellen Mulderij Email: <landleva@gmail.com>  http://www.lantlivisverige.se/

WHAT TO BRING 


The summer in Sweden can be too hot however in august the could also rainy and chilly – especially in the evenings. Many activities of the course will done in part outdoors ‘in the field’. Therefore prepare and bring: waterproof clothes and footwear for rain, warm clothes. 

Clothes:  Rain coat and water proof boots, warm wool sweater, lots of socks, long pants and knitted hat to sleep in.                                                                             Summer clothes, swimsuit, towels, sandels, sport shoes etc.

More stuff:  flashlight, towel, ecological shampoo and toothpaste, mosquito repellent, thermos, water bottle. Ticks – there are ticks in Hjulsjö and you prepare for this and check yourself regularly (each day). Ticks are possible carriers of Borelia – so be careful.

CAMPING EQUIPTMENT  Please bring your own TENT, air mattress /thick pad and a  WARM sleeping bags for at least  minus 10 degrees!  At the end of August the evening  temperature can fall  under minus degrees in this area. During the last workshop some participants brought summer sleeping bags and literally froze every night.

There is a ‘yurt’ tent for up to  6 people available for rent on site. Contact Ellen Mulderij directly to book yourself or with others. This tent is not paid by Konstfack.

Shower  & WC Outdoor sink for preparing lunch

Toilets  & showers    

  • Dry toilets in the red cabin (above photo) across the street from camping area
  • WC’s in the Missions house
  • WC’s and showers at Motion center  (showers require a cost,  paid at the cafe)

Other living arrangements

There are other alternative places to stay in the village, however you will have to cover the costs your self.  Link to:  farm house , youth hostel , more on MTB website

Electricity  There is electricity at the Missions house, cafes and at the motion center.

Bathing, sauna  & showers    Bathing and washing in the lake by the campsite and swimming area is highly recommended! This is a classic Swedish tradition. Bring your own ecological soap and shampoo. There is also a wood fired Sauna available by the lake, close to the campsite.  Showers : camping facilities & Motion center.

FOOD PLAN  during the HULSJÖ WEEK  (see menu FoodPlan) 

To be able to plan the breakfast, lunch  and collaborative meals, we need to know at the start of the course how many will take part  in these meals. An  Introduction form is found  here and under  assignment 1  for each participant to fill in concerning their motivation, travel and food, plus dietary preferences (vegetarian, vegan, gluten lactose etc) in advance and send back by designated deadline.

The shared food plan is based on collective cooking in different contexts, both indoors & outdoors.  We will all participate will work in groups to prepare a meal for everyone. We offer a food plan to cover the costs for the ingredients (see below) .

Local cafe Here are some cafes that may be open: ( however they may have limited service.) 

Lantliv cafe is a small shop/kiosk/café at the campsite  where you can buy ecological jams and products and some very basic essentials.

Hjulsjö 103 cafe Next to the campsite

Motions Center café  in the village across from the church

Recap of links


NOT IN HJULSJÖ

Bankomat and withdrawing cash: There is no money withdrawal at Hjulsjö. Regular credit/debit cards can be used for most things.

Systembolaget:  Alcohol can only be bought in Sweden at the national monopoly stores called Systembolaget. There is no Systembolaget in Hjulsjö i.e. you must bring alcoholic drinks with you if you wish to have any.

Shops: Nearest Bank, Grocery, Systembolaget, clothes or other shops are at Hällefors or Kopparberg (see map).

Valuables: There are unfortunately no lockers i.e. do not bring jewellery or other valuables!

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Check for more important changes that will be updated on the homepage 

Send questions to  email: backtheland@konstfack.se



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