History

Labbnäs’ history starts in the end of the 17th century when Labbnäs was a vicarage.

The priest rowed to the Dragsfjärds church’s every Sunday to keep his sermon.

Today there is still a rowboat at the beach, so our guests can take the same trip the priest did back in the days.

A new era begins

In the 1950’s Amos Anderson bought the site and donated it to the Martha organization in Kimito Island, who owns it to this day. Now the history about Labbnäs as a vacation home started.

You can read more about the history of Labbnäs in the book “Labbnäs, till minne av en mor” by Carola Antskog. The book is for sale at Labbnäs.

Renewable energy

Geothermal heating

The autumn of 2013 was a big milestone for Labbnäs, when a modern geothermal heating system was installed.

A lot of heat from the sun is stored in the ground during the summer. Taking advantage of this stored energy in the cold winter days is a great way to cut the energy bills and reduce the environmental impact.

Ground heating pipes being installedCables for the new heating system is being installed.

Solar panels being installedSolar panels

Energy from the sun

The next step towards a greener future took place in 2015 when we installed 75 solar panels. The solar panels effectively convert light into electricity.

We are very proud of our investments, realizing our dream that Labbnäs in the future can become energy self-sufficient.

Local food & ingredients

Local veggiesThe first locally produced veggies after a cold and dark winter.

At Labbnäs we think it is important that we serve our guests with food prepared in our own kitchen, with our own berries, fruits and herbs whenever it’s possible.

We are co-operating with several small businesses at Kimito Island to support small-scale production and the local businesses. Locally produced ingredients also mean shorter transport distances which benefit the environment.

The food we cook is made with pride – you’ll notice it in the flavor!

Small but thoughtful acts

We handle our own laundry, and when the weather approves we let it dry outside in the fresh air. Our guests can enjoy beds with the best fragrance that clean bed linen possibly can have. The carpets are handled in the same, traditional way.

The kitchen is the heart of Labbnäs and the place where our guests can knock on the door when they want to take care of their reception errands.

We hope that our guests feel welcomed when a real human being answers the phone and helps you out – not an automatic robot or a telephone exchange.

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