In Norway we have public access to land. Our nature is therefore for everybody - and so it should be <3 Although - it is not allowed to walk on or camp on arable land, grazing land, close to, or in peoples private gardens.
Nature is all we got - so we should nurture it as good as we can. That will benefit us all. We believe, that a trip up to the mountains, makes you see things and life clearer. The view, the discovery of a butterfly and fresh air gives you a lot of energy.
Our two log cabins at Grønsetsetra are typical "Back to the nature"-cabins. Just like the old barn, the cabins are build mostly by wood and materials from the farm. The oldest cabin is almost 200 years old, the other one fairly new. We still got some carpentry work to do before we can rent them out and/or have activities up there, but we are close to opening.
Grønsetsetra was the "holiday farm" for the animals at Grønset up to the late 1950's, and it used to be a small barn here. In the old days the young children in the family and the milkmaid produced cheese, butter and cream from the milk, and it was regularly brought to the farm.
Today setra is for us a real retreat from everyday's hustle and bustle. We bring water in a bucket from the stream, we light candles to see at night, we cook food on the wood burning stove, and get the fire place going to keep warm. Not to mention - very poor internet connection - so we have to look and talk to each other ;) It is simply slow living.