Vad skönast du i Nordens rike ser
av slätter, berg och dal,
av sjö som glänser,
av skog, hav och fors,
av folk som ler,
av slätt och tjäll,
finns inom Hallands gränser.
It was the year 1926 that merchant Joel Paulsson from Halmstad built the unique building at a height by the Ramshalls mountain in Veinge. This mountain is located 79 meters above sea level, and the tower is 18 meters high.
Joel Paulsson was born in southern Halland, specifically in Knäred. But since his mother for some years was resided in Veinge, the family came to spend quite a lot of time there. They often took walks to the ancient graves on Ramshallsberget. From there one has a breathtaking view and so came his plans to build a tower.
From up here one could see a beautiful scenery and look out over the beach and sea. And on the other side Laholmsbukten one could see the whole Bjäre on Hallandsås. Also, in the evenings, when the lights come on in Bastad, Laholmsbukten and the communities around them and the light shone in the houses and farms, this was a captivating sight.
Joel Paulsson was a devoted hembygdsvän. He was interested in how the people had had it for a time period. Therefore the uppermost room something of a museum where JP collected antiques of all kinds. The place was named Nebo, which was the name of the mountain from which Moses beheld the land of Canaan.
From the community and up to the tower must JP also construct an drivable road instead of the path that was there. They already had a car, which was not so common in the early 20s.
JP was also hugely interested in nature and therefore he made a beautiful park around the building. There was planted numerous trees, shrubs and plants of various and unusual kinds. A fish pond was built and there was implanted a number of goldfish. These thrived among the exquisitely beautiful red water lilies with their large leaves under which fishes could sometimes hide.
As the years passed and no one lived in the tower after Paul's death in the 1950s, the tower changed ownership several times while the tower and the surrounding park decayed.
In 2011 the tower was bought by Kjell-Åke Andersson and his son Daniel Finnebäck and an extensive renovation work began.
Today the tower has a new modern kitchen, bathroom with shower, a lovely living room and three bedrooms with a total of seven beds.
The Nebo Tower is available for weekly rental, weekends or by special agreement.