The sawmill’s exciting history

“You find us next to the water and what was once the operating sawmill. Unfortunately, there is not so much left of the old sawmill, but in the village there is great knowledge and pride in the era.
Our facility has over the years been a place for people to meet, rest and enjoy nature “

When I ask our guests what they mainly appreciate with Sågverket, they usually respond calm and quiet. Something we may not be so spoiled with in everyday life. Personally, I would like to add to the light. I have seldom been to a place where the light shifts as much as I feel it is doing right here over the water towards Hemsön. Whether it’s storms, dizzy with snow, or a quiet summer morning, the light is stunningly beautiful in all its shades.

Various activities have been found among these buildings, which today are our business. When the sawmill closed in 1931, the course was completely changed and became a place for holiday homes for housewives. In conjunction with the introduction of the holiday week, it was also seen that women in the time had a break from home work to be together with other women during a summer week. Many are our guests talking about their own mom, or any other relative who was on a housewife holiday at Solebo as the place was called then. Women’s history does not end there, but in the 90’s, after the county council had owned Solebo for a long time, the only women’s university in Sweden was established here. Then the Solebo / Sawmill has been open to the public as a hostel and member of the Swedish Tourist Association’s family.