In 1937 the first families move into the new, publicly owned housing on Stickelbärsvägen at Roslagstull. This marks the start of a new era in the provision of housing in Sweden. This is the government's first attempt to provide good, modern housing for “large families of limited means”.
To qualify for an apartment on Stickelbärsvägen consisting of two rooms and a kitchen a family must have at least four children. The apartments are small but for families moving from run-down dwellings lacking running water and central heating the new housing is a taste of paradise.
There are fully modern kitchens and bathrooms in each apartment and access to a laundry facility.