The small countryside cottage was built around 1900 and belonged for generations to Torsjö Mansion. At the middle of the 19th century the mansion housed one of Swedens largest libraries, with ca. 8.000 vols, and a substantial art collection, a part of the Stenboch Archive.
Þrúðvangur was the home of Thor in Norse mythology. Þrúður was Thor's daughter. The same word means 'strong' in Icelandic. The word has given Þrúða, which means woman, girl. "Torsjö" means "the lake of Thor" and was probably an actual place of worship for the vikings who lived in these parts of Southern Sweden for about a thousand years ago.