In 1934 met Bengt Goransson and Karin Backstrom. Karin was 16 years old while Bengt was a year older. Karin worked at a café in Tofta while Bengt worked with various construction projects. When Karin was 18, she went to Stockholm to work as a maid. But she was homesick and went back to Gotland after only a few months. Shortly thereafter, she was employed at the restaurant Lunkan lying inside Visby. Karin and Bengt continued to meet and decided eventually to obtain housing and settle down.
In 1945 bought Karin o Bengt Goransson the first land with a house on 10 000 - what would become one of Gotland's major conference and tourist facilities.