Ellen Key had behind him many years of active public debate, successful writing, travel and lecture tours, both in Sweden and abroad. It was mainly the foreign editions of Ellen Key's writings gave her the means to build their dream home at Vättern.
Strands environment has been faithfully preserved and maintained by the foundation that Ellen Key entrusted management to before she passed away the 1926th She advocated that the beach would be a summer home for working women who do not have funds to pay for rest and recreation.
The books built the house
Ellen Key's wishes materialized and Strand are taking today receive guests during June, July and August, the Foundation's auspices. Nowadays these learners women in the cultivated environment may engage in study and meditation, and enjoy the beautiful location and the tranquility of the beach.