Friday, 8 July 2016

STABBUR.

















A small stabbur seen in an allotment garden.
It is quite unusual to see one in a city, so this is one to remember.
Out in the countryside some farms have had these for decades, and in the old days they were used to store food, meat as well as fruit and vegetables. Most did not have windows, and they were built on stilts, so that the floor was raised well above the ground, to prevent pests coming in.
Today many of them have been upgraded and turned in to guest quarters for visitors and tourists.

9 comments:

Lowell said...

It looks like a mini-log cabin. I like. Is that an old plow in the front of it? Amazing.

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bill burke said...

I agree with Tom that they look like mini log cabins. It's nice to be able to use them as a guest house if you choose to do that.

William Kendall said...

It does have a log cabin look. It reminds me of sheds here.

Kate said...

Would be a perfect writer's cabin!

Cloudia said...

thank you for sharing the photo and info

Revrunner said...

Antlers remind me of a radio program I listened to this week about people who hunt for these every year after the deer "drop" them.

Jack said...

If this is now used for guests, it wouldn't have room for much more than a bed. Maybe I will look elsewhere . . .

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Over here we called these food storage areas, Above Ground Cellars. Before people had ice boxes and electric refrigerators, they used these as a place to store food. My grandpa, in Rural West Virginia, dug out a large rooms-size hole in the side of the mountain and then closed the sides withe slabs of soil and used poles for rafters and added sod on top of that and used it for many decades.

orvokki said...

The cottage is like a sauna in Finland.