The whole Paulsson family is under one roof
Three generations of Paulssons work and live together on the small farm Kannesten, in the woods just outside Simlångsdalen. There is always lots to do with a family of five adults and one child: Kerstin, Mats, Cecilia, Catharina, Simon and little Tora all live under one roof.
Cecilia says 'it mostly works really well, but it can get complicated sometimes, as everyone has their own ambitions and we also have big plans for the family as a whole. Our shared dream is to live a less stressful life.'
Cecilia, Catharina and Simon moved to the serenity of Simlångsdalen after several years in London. 'We got to a stage in our lives where we wanted to do something radically different. We decided to move in together and focus on our shared interest in health. When it transpired that mum and dad also were interested, we started looking for a place where we all could live together.'
The family runs a health business called PaulssonPaleo, which provides nutritional advice and personal training. 'Paleo stands for paleolithic, i.e. stone age, food. It is about cooking from scratch and avoiding sugar and grains.' Catharina, Cecilia and Simon have been eating this way for several years.
'We save money and show our respect for the environment by choosing to eat offal. It isn't sustainable to only eat the prime cuts of an animal.'
For the farm to run like clock-work, the family has a kitchen rota and a meeting every Wednesday to discuss the long to-do list.
Catharina says 'we are aiming to live as naturally as possible and we have started growing vegetables and got hens. This is a long-term project, which one day will make us self-sufficient.'