Mulgi Experience Centre operates on Sooglemäe Farm, whose ensemble preserves a former farmhouse, a large and small storehouse, a threshing house and stable walls. Sooglemäe has become a landmark and symbol of the identity of Mulgimaa, a region in south-central Estonia, where every visitor can partake of the hospitality. It is supported and encouraged by architecture by the practice of NÜÜD – an attractive bridge between past and present.
The farmhouse was built in 1909, and now functions as an entrance building, with an information centre, gift shop and exhibit introducing the experience centre. The interior has the characteristic ambience of a prosperous farm, but a modern sheen, since everything needed for the centre has been integrated into the house. As many of the original details as possible were preserved in the renovation: old doors and stoves were restored, and the roof beans were exposed; even the window frames are based on the original ones. The added materials are conservative, natural and distinguished – the walls and sloping ceilings are plastered with a lime compound, the wooden details and stairs are stained with linseed oil. Mulgimaa motif emblazoned crafts are on display, giving a sense of a whole in the interior.