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Guesthouse from Nes

Mundheim, Kvam, 1769

This log building, a bualoft, has a room in each story and a gallery on the gable wall and one of the long walls. The ground floor room was where the farmhands slept, and where tramps sometimes stayed overnight.

The upper room was reserved for guests. As usual, this was the farm’s most elaborately furnished room. It has leaded windows, and decorated chests and boxes where valuables were kept.

The decorative «kroting» in this house is white, but other colors such as red, could be used. The custom of «kroting» was especially popular in western Norway in rooms with smoke ovens. The patterns were made up of traditional geometric figures, with different farmhouses having individual decorations.

Acquired by the museum in 1922 and rebuilt here in 1927.