The Logcabineer recently visited Lillhärjåbygget, Sweden’s only remaining farm on roadless land. Powered by solar panels and maintained by the same family for 5 generations, the farm sits a 7km hike from the nearest dirt road.
Minka are traditional Japanese farm homes, the rarest and most iconic of which feature steeply-pitched, thatch roofs called gasshō-zukuri(meaning “clasped hand”) which readily shed snow and somewhat mitigate the need for a chimney.
The farmer “next door” supplies us with fresh milk, eggs, cottage cheese, butter, hams, strawberries, chanterelles, blueberries, green onions… His daughter bakes cakes on Saturdays. If we’re around, she bakes one extra for us.