In 2018, the Öst family, became owners of Strandgården in the village of Hoverberg in Jämtland.
By then, the beautiful house, which had previously been both a pharmacy and a guest house, had stood empty and decayed for decades. Many considered it a hopeless case, beyond all rescue – it was only a matter of time before it would collapse, they said.
We are four siblings with our respective and our mother Märit who decided to buy the house together. We grew up in the village and have always been curious about the house.
The decision to do it together proved to be very wise. With leaking roofs, partially collapsed floors, large settlement damage, overgrown garden and collapsed porch, Strandgården was hardly a one-man project. The last renovation was probably done over fifty years ago, and not much had happened since then. At the same time, much of the future potential lies precisely in the house’s pristine qualities with its original windows, wallpapers, linoleum floors and a fantastic atmosphere of a classic old guest house.
And that was where the vision began: “- The dream is to revive the guest house, but also to be able to rent it out for events, parties, lectures and other. In other words, it is history that forms the basis for the next chapter in the story of Strandgården, which we hope will be an important gathering place in the village.