Erik-Anders - Visitor Centre and World Heritage Farmhouse
The Erik-Anders World Heritage farmhouse, in the village of Asta in Söderala parish, has a manor-like structure with interiors inspired by the upper classes. Inside the house, the rooms stand in two rows, and there is a luxurious banquet hall on the upper floor with a similarly impressive width. The Knutes family, who were often frequently in demand, left their mark on the restrained decorations of the manor house.
Erik-Anders got its name from Erik Andersson, who had the farmhouse built in the 1820s. In the mid-1800s, one of his sons followed the religious leader Erik Jansson –along with his other followers, the renowned Janssonists – to Bishop Hill in the United States.
Today, the farmhouse is privately owned and is open to visitors during the summer. There is a hotel, a café, a shop and a furniture exhibition here, as well as a garden that has been restored to its appearance in the 1920s.