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I was visiting the house with my Grandmother, her family immigrated to America from Nykroppa (small town where the house is located). The house is clean and well kept. The woman who manages the house is wonderful, she even recommended a restaurant we really liked. If I were to compare the area/house to something in America, I would say it is similar to renting a house in a small town in Maine. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. There is a grocery store and restaurant about 15 minutes away in Storofors. Not as many people in this area speak English, as they do in the larger cities, but you can certainly manage. If I was in a situation with a language barrier, I used google translate on my phone. I would type and then they could read. Filipstad is also 15 minutes away. The Wasa factory is there and you can go on a tour and they have a museum/store. There are also lots of stores/shops there. There is also a gas station there. It was an easy drive from the airport (about 2 1/2 - 3 hours). I used the waze app and had no problems. There are also lots of other things to do in the area, but since I was there with my elderly grandmother, we didn't do a ton of stuff, especially outdoorsy things. The house is fully stocked with dishes and anything you would need to cook. Things that will last, such as oils, spices... have been left by other visitors. Thank you Dirk and Gerda, we had a wonderful trip!