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2010-03-26 14:26:33
jujuba - I'm going to go shopping for nice cozy quilt beddings for your stabburs.
2010-03-26 14:05:21
@ Larry Sheldon Youre most welcome :-) @ Connie That sounds like a much more comfortable and practical way of hiking, I could even have a try at it :P (taking into consideration that Im too lazy for any kind of physical activity :P)
2010-03-26 13:34:43
Useful and interesting info jujuba, and the photos are interesting. It reminds me of huts that are used when hiking. In some mountains in British Columbia we can hike from hut to hut; that way you don't need to carry tents and bedding...just a shell/liner (for hygiene purposes).
2010-03-26 13:12:12
Thank you for the explanation. I thought looking at the other pictures that they looked like they might be related to the caches we see in the North American Northwest (where the "target" tends to be bears).
2010-03-26 04:03:35
Stabburs are very old constructions created in Norway... A typical stabbur was built on stilts, a large beam or stone pilings at each corner, to keep the main floor a few feet off the ground (one or two feet). This was to help keep out mice and rats. A stubbar consists of a main, cube-shaped room for storing food (usually grain). It is topped by a slightly larger room used for storage of food (fruits and vegetables), furniture, spare living quarters, or for smoking meat. There were usually no windows, and grass/sod roofs were often utilized. In the modern era, stabburs in Norway are commonly converted to living quarters for tourists and other visitors.