Jämtbygget is located on the property of Count von Stackelberg to Stensnäs, in Ukna in Sweden. The place ,,Jämtebygget“ was first mentioned on a map from the 18th century.
1740 (approx.) a man from Jämtland, the „Jämt“, came to Stensnäs and built the house at the old foundation. His name was Olof Jonsson. He lived here with his family until his death in 1760, when he died at Jämtbygget.
The subsequent buildings and the hut were built later. The farmers house (now the old barn) is made of solid wood in all its glory and still holds up today. During the renovations we found a newspaper from 1933. Jämbtbygget was also inhabited during this period.
In the 60th years of the last century, the shoemaker Axel Bergkvist lived in the forest House with his wife and six children. The small garden shed served as a work space to repair shoes. There is a spring on the property that provides drinking water for the house. It also serves as a watering place for the wild animals. At the bottom of the hill you can still see the outlines of an old foundation. A small hut stands between this old foundation and the forest house, the main house.
The place Jämtbygget is located with a fantastic view of the river and the valley and has sunlight all day until sunset over the woodlands behind Storsjö. Now, Jämtbygget is an artist place. Chakal, an nature artist ist working there with nature materials. In the old barn he is going to make a nature art gallery. Visitors can look through a window, to see the artworks, created on this wonderfull place. The forest house serves as a studio and living space and very soon workshops on the subject of land art and natural art will be held here.
The farmers house (old barn) is going to be a nature art gallery. Visitors can look through a window, to see the artworks.
The place Jämtbygget is located with a fantastic view of the river and the valley. Many wonderfull lakes are not far away.
The forest house serves as a living space, with living room and kitchen. There is an old open fireplace in the living room
The old shoe factory is located in the small garden shed. This house also has an open fireplace. There is a bedroom upstairs.