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Remote wilderness cabins?

Looking for a remote cabin for a ca. 6 month stay

post 20.Jul.2016, 07:36 PM
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I was wondering if someone could help me with the following:
I have the plan to stay for a long time (ca. 6 months) in a remote log cabin/hut near a lake in the wilderness. Take some books and a lot of food with me and enjoy nature.
I have been searching for a suitable cabin all over the internet but can't find something suitable.The area I searched for a cabin is quite big: Lapland, but lower parts of Sweden and Norway could fit as well. All the rental cabins/huts seems to be too luxurious and not very remote (with remote I mean: away from a crowed city or skiing area. On the other hand a small village would be nice to have a little bit of contact.)
So, can someone tell me where I could find a remote and cheap cabin (very simple log cabin and if it's in the north preferable with sauna)? Are there websites I'm not finding? People I could contact?
Also how realistic is this plan to do in the winter? I'm not familiar with the kind of temperatures there (I'm from Belgium)..

Thanks in advance for the help!
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post 20.Jul.2016, 08:57 PM
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Joined: 23.Dec.2011

Perhaps you've checked these already, and deemed them too luxourius, or not remote enough but here are some cabins that doesn't seem that fancy.

I'm not sure if it's such a good idea to do this during the winter.
I think most of cabins in Sweden are not meant to stay in during the winter (unless they are ski lodges), they are usually not very isolated, so I think it would get pretty cold in the winter and your electricity bills would be pretty high just to stay warm.

It could get pretty cold in Northern Sweden. Last year in Naimakka in Kiruna it was - 42,8 C. Pretty cold... It's not always that cold, but it's probably a lot cooler than in Belgium, where there are usually not minus degrees at all I guess? It also get rather dark during the winter.

In Belgium you get at least 8 hours of daylight during winter.
In Kiruna, in Northern Sweden, you don't get any daylight for a long time.
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post 21.Jul.2016, 06:16 PM
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Joined: 20.Sep.2011

why not just have a 2 week holiday, then you can learn for yourself what it's like and decide if you are up for a 6month stint.
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