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Summer Stuga

2018-06-02 21:57 #0 by: Tammie

One of my favorite things about Sweden are the little summer stuga's that you see all over. I would really like to see some pictures of your favorite cute summer stuga(s)! HeartCool

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2018-06-02 22:47 #1 by: Granja Del Toro

Summer cottages are nice, for sure, specially those old school once.Glad

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2018-06-03 08:27 #2 by: Niklas

Ours is more a summer house than a stuga, and not so cute, but we like it. :-)

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2018-06-03 11:23 #3 by: Emo

Niklas, I like your beautiful house.

We bought our sommerhouse more than 30 years ago.

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2018-06-03 11:26 #4 by: Emo

It was originally built in the 19thieth century (18** something) and moved to this place in the 30ies.
I had my shop in it for many years.

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2018-06-03 18:48 #5 by: Leia

I love the architecture in Sweden! Both of those houses, I think, are much prettier than what you'd find in the UK!

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2018-06-04 00:09 #6 by: Tammie

#2 I really like your house! Very Swedish. I have always loved Swedish homes!Heart

#3 & #4 I love it! It looks like a perfect summer house!Heart

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2018-06-04 03:08 #7 by: Emo

Thank you. It is so convenient to have both on the same ground. Laughing

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2018-06-04 10:48 #8 by: Niklas

6: Have you heard the story behind why many Swedish and Nordic houses are painted red?

The paint is called Falu Red (”Falu rödfärg”). Falun is a Swedish town that used to have a copper mine. Falu Red is made from byproducts of the mining process.

In the 16th century it was fashionable to use copper on roofs of rich people's houses in continental Europe. In Sweden we mostly built wooden houses, but the Swedish King, Johan III, wanted to have the look of a copper roof so he had the roof of the castle painted in ”rust led” (Falu Red). That started the trend of painting roofs and houses red in Sweden. At first only rich people could afford it. Nowadays it is very common on all sorts of wooden houses.

As a side note, the company that makes the original Falu Red, Stora Kopparberg Bergslags AB, was the worlds first stock company when it sold shares of the company in the 13th century. The company still lives, more than 700 years after it was founded.

The mine, Falun Mine, has been closed for mining for many years, but today it is a museum and UNESCO world heritage site well worth a visit.

http://www.falugruva.se/

Mining started in Falun in the 10th century and continued for 1,000 years, until it closed in 1992. In its heyday the mine produced 2/3 of the copper needed in all of Europe. It funded several of Swedens wars in the 16th century. The Thirty Years' War was one of them. Sweden hasn't always been a peaceful country. :-)

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2018-06-04 11:47 #9 by: Emo

How the mine was discovered. Winking

http://www.falugruva.se/historia/sagner/bocken-kare/

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2018-06-04 14:27 #10 by: Tammie

Wow! The mine was in business for a thousand years! That is incredible. I love hearing this story. I did not know that is why so many houses are painted in the same color of red.

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2018-06-04 15:16 #11 by: Emo

#10 You can learn a lot at Savvity and iFokus.Winking

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2018-06-05 02:06 #12 by: Tammie

Yes you can!

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