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Essential guide: How to buy the Swedish summer house of your dreams

So you want to buy a Swedish summer house? Just follow these nine steps. Photo: Alexander Hall/imagebank.sweden.se

Published: 25.Jun.2019 11:51 hrs

Many people in Sweden have a summer house or 'sommarstuga' to escape to during their long holidays. And it might be easier than you think to get one of your own. There are a large number of summer residences on the property market, usually at much cheaper prices than standard houses, making it an affordable luxury for many.

Sommarstuga can literally be translated as 'summer house' or 'summer cabin/cottage', but in reality these can range from impressive multi-storey buildings to tiny basic cabins without running water. Both ends of the spectrum have their appeal, but as with any property investment there's a lot to think about and it doesn't necessarily work the same way as in other countries.

Looking for and buying a summer house might be slightly easier if you're based in Sweden because you have time to look around, but non-residents are able to own property in the country too, without restrictions. 

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