680 96 Lesjöfors
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The Esperanto House, also called Esperanto-Gården* in Swedish, is a guest house and education facility in the heartlands of Middle Sweden. The guest house normally has 50 beds in 11 rooms, but for special occasions we may double the number of beds.
* ("gård" means a house or group of houses, not garden.)
Over the last 15 years this has been a place for congresses, festivals, courses and other events. Our proprietors come from around 30 different countries and they all aim at the common goal of spreading knowledge of Esperanto, its culture and usefulness in international venues.
The house itself used to be a home for the elderly. It has a huge kitchen, self-service kitchen, sauna for ten people, a library with mostly Esperanto literature and a splendid garden for parties, playing and camping.
The Guest House is open more or less all the year around. On special occasions as the autumn elk hunt, at the Swedish Rally and during our own events like the Summer course (a whole week of Esperanto courses every July) there may be plenty of visitors, so plan ahead and contact us in time!
The standard is that of a youth hostel, but we don't belong to any of the organizations. You bring your own bedclothes or rent them from us for a fee. Sleeping bags are not allowed! You may use the self service kitchen to manage your meals. If you stay here during an event it's often possible to share with the other visitors. Finding food isn't hard as our closest neighbour is the grocer's. There is a pizzeria down in the village too.
If you need more space for cooking, we also let our big kitchen to groups.
We offer wireless internet, though our walls are pretty thick so it mainly works in the vicinity of the office, not in the bedrooms. For guests without their own computer, we also have one just outside the office where you may use it 24-7.
You may arrive at any time if you have contacted us in advance. We use coded boxes for the keys, so you will receive a code to get you a key.