Loma-Paksu offers accommodation in the old main house in rooms of 3-6 persons. The house itself was built by farmer Aleksanteri Paksu and other villagers in 1903. Each roomwithin our guesthouse is namedafter one of our ancestors and has itsown distinct style. More space for accommodation may be found in our old granaries and one single room apartment.
Aarre (3 persons + toilet)
Aarre is the oldest of the eight siblings and the only one with a master’s degree. Aarre is born in this very room in 1937. He was a strong rolemodel for his younger siblings. As a agronomist he was able to teach his father and siblings in agriculture and forestry. Aarre has one son Jouni (born 1969) and three grandchildren, Ilja (1996), Viivi (2003) and Aleksi (2012). Since his retirement Aare has studied the Paksu family line to the 17th century. He has also written a story called the Lappish enchantment. Today Aarre and his wife Riitta live in Pöytyä.
Eeva-Maija (4 person)
Eeva-Maija is the only daughter of Aleksi and Elli. She was born in 1941. Her role in the family has been more than challenging in a huge pack of males. Often she had to wack her brothers with a broom when they walked in with their shoes on while she was cleaning the house. Eeva-Maija moved to Pieksämäki to study to be a deaconess and later on she specialised in psychiatry. Her working life was spent in Muurola as a psychiatrist. Eeva-Maija has four children Arto (1969), Marko (1971), Niina (1976) and Saija (1978). Today she lives in Rovaniemi with her husband Reima.
Elli moved to the hill of Paksu in 1936 as Aleksis’ wife. The most important place to Elli was the cowshed. She kept the house and the cowshed very clean. Children remember those early cleaning day mornings when Elli took all the carpets outside and said to the kids to take them in before the rain wets them. Elli was always home and visited only the nearest neighbours. Elli loved children and the village kids remember Elli as a loving, pancake maker.
Aleksi Paksu was born in 1908 on the hill of Paksu. He was a serious, hardworking and multi-talented man. He could repair almost anything and he always made skies and toys for his children. During the summer everyone made hay and all the fields on the hill of Paksu are made by Aleksi.
Elli and Aleksi (familyroom with a doublebed, cradle and platform bed 3 person and a baby)
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Reijo (3 person)
Reijo was the first one of the children that was born in Kittilä hospital in 1950. Reijo’s childhood was filled with tending animals, cooking and work. To make the work load lighter he started to like it. There were all sorts of competitions between the siblings on how much of the farm work they could do. Later on Reijo moved to Tampere to study social services in Tampere university. His working life was spent in social services and especially in child protection. Reijo has two children, Mirva (1981) and Einari (1983) and two grandchildren Pessi (2005) and Minerva (2007). Reijo returned to the hill of Paksu after 37 years and started this guesthouse with his brother Erkki and his nephew Janne. In 2007 Reijo started foster home Päiviö and since then he has been an educator for 24 children. Reijo lives here in Paksu and has the role of the grandfather.
Tuomo (6 person)
Tuomo was born in 1945. He is the fifth child of Aleksi and Elli. As a child Tuomo was a storyteller. He read a lot and told stories to his siblings. He also took part in political debates despite his young age. Tuomo has always had a way with words and his working life was spent in Espoo as a teacher. Tuomo has two children Mira (1977) and Petro (1981) and two grandchildren Mona (2006) and Luna (2008). Today he lives in Espoo with his wife Barbara.