Lidhem is a hamlet on the småland countryside in Sweden. A quiet place with no services, negligible traffic, a population under 10 people, a dairy farm and my place. A small B&B and holiday apartments surrounded by a permaculture garden and forest. For me Lidhem is a place to reconnect. With nature and myself. Where I can think like nature and think for the future. I am experimenting and learning in all kinds of ways as I do not know the details of a truly sustainable society yet. As a result my lifestyle, my landscape and my livelihood continuously change. I do no longer try to separate my work and private life as it is all about one person, one place and one dream. Lidhem, a place to reconnect. How does that sound? Living somewhat disconnected in order to reconnect?
I love to share ’my bit of earth’ with you and hope to meet you soon in real life, in my garden, the B&B, the meeting point or on the social media.
- Riquette Verschoor- de Louw
If I ask you why you want to experience the countryside, what would you answer? My guess is that you would mention your love for the natural world, a desire to spend more time outdoors, your preference for fresh and seasonal foods, that you want to revive the countryside. Maybe you like to make a difference in the world by healing land, increasing biodiversity or reversing the climate crisis. Maybe you just want to relax or support me doing all this. Whatever your reasons, you are welcome to Lidhem and to help if you like.
I hope very much that you, as a resident, guest or volunteer support this, or an equivalent, vision
co-owner of Lidhem, resident & responsible for the permaculture garden and B&B since 2009 .
volonteers from France, march 2020, helped to built the polytunnel and to prepare the pigcarousel, ’that’s easy’.
co-owner of Lidhem and resident since 2009. Since 2020 helping hand in his spare time.
B&B guests summer 2021, stayed for a week and helped to feed the pigs and hens every morning.
My own ongoing journey and my own 'bit of earth' in Lidhem, Sweden are my starting point to inspire and motivate others -and hopefully even you- to find solutions for regenerating lifestyles, landscapes and livelihoods. My journey started in 2005 when my family decided to move to Sweden. For you who cannot travel to Lidhem and meet me in my B&B or garden, I share my thoughts, pictures and experiences in social media.
I am an activist. Active for a purpose bigger than personal gain. My activism is through renewing my lifestyle, my garden, my business. And by sharing my thoughts, often inspired by the books I read.