Handbook

Here is the information on cost for Food plan.

To support a sustainable, collaborative and affordable week we encourage all to take part in this shared food plan for 2 meals:

  • Basic breakfast
  • Evening meals
  • ATTENTION! Lunch and snacks are not included.   
Cost for  Food: To be paid in advance before the course start June 26

850 SEK – 87.2 € Food plan for all basic breakfast & all evening meals 

PAY: to   bankgiro 5052-1954. Please put the following information when paying: “First name, Last name, Backtotheland Food plan: vsh 332351″

DEADLINE TO PAY: at course start June 26  we operate on a ‘self cost principle’, however we need to send in our order in advance. The food plan is  therefore refundable up to 50% if  you inform us before August 1. 

SEND an email : backtotheland@konstfack.se  to help us keep track of thing.

HJULSJÖ WORKSHOP WEEK  – Back to the Land 2.0  

The Workshop Week is on location at Hjulsjö from August 13 – 19. 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. 

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 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.

About the ‘potluck/collaborative  taster dinner’ on the evening of Sunday 13 August

We would like to ask each and every one – as an assignment for the Workshop Week – to bring a tasting experience from your culture and/or context. Bring something that we can all taste (about 35-45 students and teachers)! It could be pretty much anything, a herbal vinaigrette, a sauce, cheese, etc. We will prepare basic veg. food to go along with  your “taster”.

Obs! Please bring vegetarian  ingredients, and write a sign with all the ingredients so if people have allergies or are vegan they will be informed.  

GETTING TO/FROM HJULSJÖ 

Where is Hjulsjö? map

Free transport Götlunda BUS: This option is strongly recommended – it will be the most direct option! We will arrange a free of cost  roundtrip bus from  Stockholm city to Hjulsjö and back. If you book a seat for one way inform us if you will be on the Stockholm to Hjulsjö or Hjulsjö to Stockholm route.

Departure from Stockholm  Sunday 13 August at 13:00 the buss will be be parked from 12:30 so please come no later then  12:45   

Departure from Hjulsjö to Stockholm on Saturday 19 August at 13:00 

Board the bus at the Stockholm Central Train Station, Klarabergsviadukten     on the bridge between the Station and the World Trade Center.

  • You need to send an email to backtotheland@konstfack.se to secure a seat.  We will organise for the bus to stop by a shop where you can buy any last minutes essentials.

( Please inform us as soon as possible if you will be taking the bus. Mark an x for transport on the form ” introduce yourself” under assignment 1 )

BY CAR: (see 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 “lantliv”,  a family sheep ranch, cafe and camping center.

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

WHAT TO BRING

Food   Lunch & snacks

Drink   The tap water in Sweden is high quality so there is no need to bring bottled water.  If you would like juice, beer, wine or other beverages you need to bring this with you.


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

Camping equipment 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.

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.

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

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.


MEALS & COSTS during the HULSJÖ WEEK 

To support a sustainable, collaborative and affordable week.we will all take part in shared food plan for 2 meals: basic breakfast & evening meals.

ATTENTION! Lunch and snacks are not included.  There are facilities to make your lunch that are provided by the campsite. The Missions house also has a kitchen for making lunches. There is a refrigerator and shelves in the adjacent room to the kitchen to store your food. We  encourage everyone to support the  local shops and cafes run by two families and the motion center.  

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


COLLECTIVE MEALS 

To be able to plan the breakfast 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) .

Mornings:  Basic Breakfast will be available at the Missions house. This includes; oatmeal, butter & veg. butter, coffee,tea and milk & veg. milk.       Each person needs to bring their own jam, yogurt, cheese, bread, juice etc. for breakfast.

Evenings: we plan a collaborative  Meal Experiences made with as many available local ecological / sustainable  products as possible from the Hjulsjö/ Grythyttan and the surrounding area.

Cost for Transport & Food: To be paid in advance before the course start June 26                                                                                                                                                       850 SEK – 87.2 € Food plan for all basic breakfast & all evening meals 

PAY: to   bankgiro 5052-1954. Please put the following information when paying: “First name, Last name, Backtotheland Package nr. X vsh 332351″

DEADLINE TO PAY: at course start June 26  we operate on a ‘self cost principle’, however we need to send in our order in advance. The food plan is  therefore refundable up to 50% if  you inform us before August 1. 

SEND an email : backtotheland@konstfack.se  so we know what you  have paid for!

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


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!



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The summer in Sweden can be hot but also rainy and chilly – especially in the evenings. Also most of the course will take part outdoors ‘in the field’. Therefore prepare and bring: waterproof clothes and footwear for rain, warm clothes, swimsuit for bathing, etc.

Tasting 

Also in your travel kit, bring your personal “tasting” (see above) to contribute to a potlock dinner.

 

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Check for more info regularly on the course website – Frequently asked questions are posted for all to see and share in the FAQ at the Course Webpage www.xskool.pbworks.com This handbook may be updated and posted again at the Course Webpage.