Island Stories 2017 / Faludden

At Faludden in southern Gotland stands an old mill, where Maria and her sister have a shared place to shelter in the midst of nature.

– When we are at the mill, we are completely at the mercy of the weather. When it is windy, it is very windy. When it rains, it pours down. When the sun shines, it becomes incredibly hot. The silence is also striking. Birds and the odd cow accompany the wind from time to time.

The mill at Faludden is the best place to be. We play games and cook food, go to the water and swim. There is no electricity installed in the mill, no mobile phone coverage and no running water. You get to know each other in a way that is different and closer. It becomes a break from modern life and everyone loves it. Not least our children.

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