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Stockholm, Sweden

Water and parks – in the middle of the city!

Water and parks – in the middle of the city!

The building, from 1997, but in 1920's style.

The building, from 1997, but in 1920's style.

Livingroom

Livingroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

The children's room

The children's room

Guest/media room

Guest/media room

Balcony from the guest/media room

Balcony from the guest/media room

Dining area in the livingroom

Dining area in the livingroom

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen window

Kitchen window

The antique bathtub

The antique bathtub

Large bathroom with bathtub, large shower, twin sink, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Large bathroom with bathtub, large shower, twin sink, washing machine and tumble dryer.

The entrance door.

The entrance door.

Sauna available for booking in the building

Sauna available for booking in the building

Common courtyard

Common courtyard

The common courtyard from above

The common courtyard from above

Modern urban bath nearby

Modern urban bath nearby

Karlberg castle a short walk from home

Karlberg castle a short walk from home

One of the marinas in the canal

One of the marinas in the canal

Pond with ducks next to the building

Pond with ducks next to the building

The water promenade, perfect for running

The water promenade, perfect for running

Stockholms famous archipelargo!

Stockholms famous archipelargo!

View from the canal just below  our apartment.

View from the canal just below our apartment.

View over Kungsholmen from the City Hall tower.

View over Kungsholmen from the City Hall tower.

Southern parts of our island, Kungsholmen

Southern parts of our island, Kungsholmen

View over Kungsholmen from the City Hall tower.

View over Kungsholmen from the City Hall tower.

Kayaking around Kungsholmen with the children

Kayaking around Kungsholmen with the children

Water and parks – in the middle of the city! The building, from 1997, but in 1920's style. Livingroom Master bedroom The children's room Guest/media room Balcony from the guest/media room Dining area in the livingroom Kitchen Kitchen window The antique bathtub Large bathroom with bathtub, large shower, twin sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. The entrance door. Sauna available for booking in the building Common courtyard The common courtyard from above Modern urban bath nearby Karlberg castle a short walk from home One of the marinas in the canal Pond with ducks next to the building The water promenade, perfect for running Stockholms famous archipelargo! View from the canal just below  our apartment. View over Kungsholmen from the City Hall tower. Southern parts of our island, Kungsholmen View over Kungsholmen from the City Hall tower. Kayaking around Kungsholmen with the children
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Modern flat in Stockholm, Sweden *summer 2018 booked*

We’re a family of four living in the innermost city of Stockholm. Our flat is, despite its central location, located in a quiet and green neighborhood, built only 15 years ago in New Urbanism style. On the water side of our building there is a nice park with areas suitable for picnic, a playground and a pond. From the park you can watch the boats passing by, feed the ducks or maybe even go for a run, since one of Stockholm’s most famous running paths (along the edge of the island Kungsholmen) passes just outside our building.
The flat has a small but extremely well-equipped kitchen (we are very fond of cooking) with a dining area for up to 12 persons in the living room. If you are not the cooking type yourself, there are many restaurants just a few minutes walk away. We will happily give you more advice on where to go for a great experience!

The master bedroom has an antique gustavian queen size bed, a small writing desk and plenty of clothing storage. From the master bedroom, it’s possible to enter the large bathroom (which also can be reached from the entrance hall). The bathroom is tiled and equipped with a cast iron antique bathtub (which actually fits the whole of our family!) and a separate shower with glass doors. There’s a double washbasin and also a washing machine and tumble drier.

The children’s room has a cozy bunk bed, a large table for games and playing, lots of creative stuff such as beads, colours, pencils etc. It also has bookshelves full of books (many in English). Beneath the bed there’s tons of Lego! In the living room we have a large cabinet full of board games (we are board game geeks with more than 50 strategy games for both adults and kids). Because our youngest son Bruno plays the piano, we have a very nice Yamaha electric piano in the living room. The fourth room is used as a “media room” with a Playstation 4 (also acting as Bluray/DVD player), a large LCD screen and many dvd-films. The comfy sofa also serves as a guest bed suitable for an adult. This room, often used as a guest room, has a small balcony where it’s wonderful for one or two persons to sit and read in the summer breeze, listening to the boats on the canal further below.

It’s a modern building, completely quiet when the windows are shut. There’s no air-conditioning, but (a) it’s in Sweden and (b) the modern building is well-ventilated so there’s simple very little need for such an appliance here. The building and the apartment is completely handicap accessible. There is an elevator and automatic doors, hence perfect if having smaller children needing a push-chair.
The apartment is located on Kungsholmen, the western part of the inner city. From here, you reach all of the central parts of Stockholm by foot. If you want to move swifter: use our bikes! We have three adult bikes, a high-end mens bike(Nishiki), a petty danish womens bike (8 gear) and a old "working mule" with a fitted basket, suitable for shopping. For the kids we have one 26” geared bike (suitable for 10-15 year-old) and a 24" light kids bike suitable 7-9 year-old. The kids bike only has hand brakes.

For 2017, we are looking for a longer summer exchange in Europe. Most of all, we'd like to go to either southern UK or Austria/southern Germany, but we are open to any suggestion! Summertime is when Stockholm is as it´s most beautiful! Take a look at this "Street films"- video where Linda speaks about Stockholm from a city planners point of view: http://www.streetfilms.org/exploring-the-streets-of-stockholm-2/#more-57688

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 1 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Lawyer
  • Architect

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Suitable for disabled people

Our Destination Wish List

  • Austria
  • Canada
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • USA
  • Tyskland
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Dansk
  • Norsk
  • Svenska

Our Neighbourhood

Kungsholmen is the western island of central Stockholm, most known for the monumental City Hall, where the Nobel Prize Dinner is held once a year. From here you can reach all of the inner city by foot, bike or by subway. You can walk or run next to the water all around Kungsholmen (9 km). There are close to a hundred restaurants, two bigger parks and one beach on Kungsholmen. In short: it's a really nice place to live!

Occupation

  • Lawyer
  • Architect

Children

  • Boy - Age: 17
  • Boy - Age: 13

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a family of four enjoying life, exploring the world and keeping active. Linda is a city planner, and David is a legal advisor at the National Police Board. We visit the theatre and opera as often as we can. We are both very interested in film, but mostly our home is our film theatre. Frank (12) and Bruno (8) both attend an international Montessori school, where they learn english – and mandarin (chinese)! They both practice a lot of basketball, likes to play computer games and read books. Frank also plays pool and Bruno the piano.

We have done six home exchanges over the last three years, and will do more of the some the coming years!

Lifestyle

We are traveling the world as much as possible, and are always trying to get that "not-tourist" feeling. Home exchange is perfect in that matter, and also you meet people from all over the world. We are curious, cultural and open-minded.