As it turns out, you can practically buy just about anything these days, even an entire village. Well, of course, that is if you have the money to pay for it.
For $7.3 million or 70 million Swedish krona, you can purchase a village in the outskirts of the European nation’s capital.
Dating back to the 1700s, Satra Brunn has been known for its natural springs, which waters have been touted as having ‘healing properties’. It was Samuel Skragge, a doctor, who first discovered the water source in the village and then bought the land surrounding it.
Skragge developed the place adding a well, a well house, a church, a hospital, and some housing. Over the years, Satra Brunn’s waters gained popularity leading the local elite to flock to the village and build summer homes there.
This reputation came at a time when natural springs were becoming sought after as people learned about the health benefits of drinking and bathing in high-quality waters.
Guests coming to the Satra Brunn were reportedly encouraged to drink its waters daily and take baths in it. Some of the positive results of following these suggestions are the easing of emotional imbalances and the overall healing of a person’s health.
By the 1740s, Satra Brunn’s houses and land were owned by a bishop from Vasteras. He later left the property to Uppsala University, which is now one of the best universities in Sweden.
The university then sold the village to 16 entrepreneurs in the area. It was these business owners who turned and ran Satra Brunn as a spa and events venue.
A bottling business was also founded in the village in 2015.
Up for Grabs
This bottling business will be included along with Satra Brunn’s almost 60 acres of land plus another 84 acres of underdeveloped land in the $7.3 million purchase price.
Among the structures currently standing on the village’s acreage are a spring house, a bath institution, a medical cottage, and a home called the socialite house.
The village can be purchased by foreign buyers given that it is registered as a limited company, according to broker Jonas Martinsson. The listing for it is reportedly held by an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in the country.