As described by damontimm, it is possible to mount a SFTP folder (SSH + FTP) on a Debian based system using SSHFS and Fuse.
I followed his small tutorial, but had to change a few things.
First we install sshfs and add our own username to the fuse group (in this case wannes).
~$ sudo aptitude update ~$ sudo aptitude install sshfs ~$ sudo adduser wannes fuse
~$ newgrp wannes
Now we create a folder on our own machine, on which we shall mount the remote resource.
In this case, I’ll be mounting the folder /var/www of the remote host.
~$ mkdir sftpfolder ~$ sshfs -o allow_other remote_user@remote_host:/var/www/ sftpfolder
I added the “allow_other” option, because without this option, only the user who ran sshfs can access the mount.