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House in Knivsta, Sweden
Summer 2016 is already arranged but please contact us for a shorter weekend during autum/spring or an exchange for summer 2018.
Our house is built 2003 in a nice and quiet neighbourhood in the small town of Knivsta. It is 120m2 fully-equiped with 3 bedrooms, for 4-6 persons. It is situated in Knivsta (15 000 inhabitans in the municipality) between StockholmArlanda Airport (20 km), Stockholm city (55km), Uppsala town (20km) and Sigtuna town (15km). Several times an hour you can easily go by the train to Stockholm city (30 min) and Arlanda Airport.
Our singel-story house is a quite typical modern, redpainted, swedish woodenhouse and it has a nice position in the area with a small forrest on one side and friendly neighbours on two sides. But still with a lot of privacy. We have a large nice, terass for dinners and barbecueing in the summertime. Summertime we we also have a smaller pool in the garden. (the Playhouse for kids seen on some photos is unfortunatly removed).
In the house you find a modern kitchen with all facilities that you might need directly connected to the livingroom with a nice fireplace, which we often uses.
There are 3 bedrooms, one master bedroom in which we also have a workingstation with computer. The other 2 bedrooms has got one bed each but are large enough to contain 1 extra bed in each room. We can provide 2 extra beds if needed. In the house you will also find 1 larger bathroom with both jaccuzi and a separate shower. And also a smaller bathroom with toilet. Above this you have a quite large laundryroom where you are free to use washing-machine and tumble dryer.
The garden is of totally 1400m2 and has a lot of green lawn, surrounded by flowering lilacs (May-June). We also have a large trampoline and plays house for the kids. The garden is also facing a smaller forrest. If you cross this small forrest you will find a nice playing area with playground, lawns and football field.
There is also a garage. And finally a nice little “rabbit-house” for our 2 rabbits, Milla and Alfons. They live outdoor all year in their own rabbit-house in the garden. They never go inside our house so there sould be no problem if you are allergic. If possible, we like you to take care of our rabbits, feed them and play with them. But we can also bring them to a friend if you dont like taking care of rabbits.
Car and bikes:
You may use our car, an Alfa Romeo 164. We can arrange childseats for your needs. On our two last exchanges with France and Spain we have, with great success, also changed cars leaving them at each others departing airport.
You may also use our bikes! We have 4 and 2 bikes for kids (8-12yrs). But we can easily arrange with bikes in ohter sizes as well.
Town of Knivsta:
The town we live in is called Knivsta with 15 000 inhabitants in municipality. A nice, smaller and safe town. The city center is approx. 10 min walk and there you fins a larger grocery store, a few restaurants and cafees, 10 smaller shops, library and trainstation (and in feb 2012 also a Systembolaget = famous Swedish beer and wineshop :). Knivsta also have a big lake for swimming and an indoor swimmingpool and running-trails.
We have previously completed 6 very pleasant home-exchanges:
2008 Spain, Valenica
2009 France, Paris, Albertville
2010 Spain, Barcelona
2014 Frankrike, Toulouse
2015 Spain, Barcelona
2016 Spain, Mallorca
AIRPORTS NEARBY The closest airport is the major Stockholm airport, Arlanda (ARN) about 20km. Other options are two smaller ones in Västerås (VST) about 80 km and Nyköping (NYO) 150km where you lowprice Ryanair traffics to many european destinations. And by the way, we do not smoke!
- 2 Adults
- 2 Children
- 8 Exchanges made
- Marketing, project manager
- Inndoorclimate projectleader
- House Type: House
- Floor: 1
- Environment: In a small town
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 6
- Living Area: 135 m2
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Baby equipment
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 5
- No smoking
- Suitable for disabled people
- Use/Exchange of car
Our Destination Wish List
- United States
- California, USA
- Florida, USA
Nearest Airport: Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) - 22km
Uppsala, 20km north, lots of historical and cultural activities. http://www.uppsalatourism.se/ Also swimming and fun for kids.(see picture) http://www.fyrishov.se/ You can go there by train, buss or car.
Vassunda golfclub (6km) http://www.vassundagolf.se/. You can go there by buss or car.
Sigtuna Town, 12km, The oldest city of Sweden. Very pitoresque, http://www.sigtunaturism.se/ You can also visit the old vikingtown of Birka, in a small island outside Sigtuna. You can go there by buss or car.
Stockholm city, our capital, is of course a must with plenty of pleasure and culture. You there easily by train. Train departures a couple of times per hour from Knivsta.
Skokloster castle, 30km from 17th cent. (see picture) http://sko.lsh.se/default.asp?id=4620. You go there by car.
- Marketing, project manager
- Inndoorclimate projectleader
- Girl - Age: 14
- Girl - Age: 18
- Two rabbits, living outdoor 24 hours.
About Our Family
Our family:Camilla & Robert and our two girls, Elsa and Alice.
Both Alice attends school in the neighbourhood and Elsa has choosen a private school in Uppsala.
Robert works as a projetcleader at an indoorclimate company and is a great fan of Alfa Romeo cars. Camilla is working with marketing.
We have 2 rabbits, Milla and Alfons. They live outdoor all year in i separate rabbit-house. They never go inside so there sould be no problem if you are allergic. If possible, we lika you to take care of our rabbits, feed them and play with them. But we can also bring them to a friend if you dont like taking care of rabbits.
Late sommer we have chantarells in the forest and during winther we iceskate on lakes.