We are two sisters, Elisabeth Erikson and Katarina Svensson, and together we run Erikson Cottage. The farm has the Swedish forest as its closest neighbour and is surrounded by beautiful nature: in the spring, our garden overflows with lovely flowers, and in the summer the walk to the lake takes just ten minutes; here, we go for a swim and fish on summer evenings. When autumn arrives the forest is filled with mushrooms, and so we like to spend many hours out in nature at that time of year as well. In the winter we like to make use of the nearby skiing tracks. As you may have realised, we love our farm and the surrounding nature!
We want to give more people the opportunity to enjoy our favourite spot, and for this reason began renting out the cottage on our farm in 2015 – which has been appreciated tremendously by guests from both nearby and far afield. In 2017, Elisabeth chose to realise her dream of setting up her own business on the farm. She studied artisanal food making at Eldrimner, Sweden’s national resource centre for artisanal food making in Östersund; in 2019, the barn was converted into a bakery and restaurant. What could be better than realising her dream, and in her favourite spot, no less? Since then, she has baked sourdough bread, held pizza-making events, run the restaurant. As of Spring 2021, Katarina is an active partner in the business.
In 2020, Erikson Cottage was one of four entrepreneurial businesses that received the Landsbyggare award by the EU-funded organisation Leader Sjuhärad!
Being a Landsbyggare means that one sees opportunities and realises one’s dreams in the countryside from an entrepreneurial perspective. Read more