Friday, October 7, 2016

Norwegian Open-Hearth Farm House

Last night I came across this excellent film on YouTube from the Norwegian Folk Museum. The film documents the reconstruction of an open-hearth farmhouse in Norway from circa 1650.

Period correct tools are used throughout the construction and the craftsmanship is incredible! What I found particularly interesting was the manner in which the builders moved and placed the heavy logs. This video is definitely worth watching.