Petter och Josefin Lämås at their homestead Smedshammaren, Holmön. Photo: Visit Umeå
Petter och Josefins story
- We discovered Holmön för the first time when we were doing research for our book ”Outdoor life around Umeå”. When we got the opportunity to rent a small house here, one might say it was love at first sight. Nowadays, we would rather not leave the island at all, says Josefin Lämås.
Petter och Josefin have lived at Holmön in the homestead Smedshammaren since 2016. The farmyard originates from 1867 and even though the couple is renovating the buildings, they want to retain the genuine feel. The historical environments on the island is an important legacy to preserve and maintain to them, as well as developing ecological farming and self-sufficiency. Petter and Josefin have both grown up in the small community of Sävar, North of Umeå, but have spent many years in Gothenburg and the island group of Lofoten, Norway. When the couple decided to return to Västerbotten County, they searched for nature guides around Umeå region, during which the idea of a book with tips on local excursions around Umeå arose.
- Our goal was to inspire more Umeå-persons to experience the nature during all seasons of the year. It resulted in us getting to know our home region again, and we discovering the charm in all the river valleys, forests and of course the coastal landscape, Petter Lämås continues.