Living the Life at the Kjerringøy Trading Post, Norway

We have a few out buildings yet to see at the Kjerringøy Trading Post! Today, I am highlighting the differences between the merchant lifestyle (Anna Elisabeth’s house) and the fishermen, who traded and sought safe harbor between catches………The fishermen’s timber quarters are simple and utilitarian. There are several additional buildings, where the work was done, to keep the Trading Post running and feasible! Let’s take a look!

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

There are fourteen outdoor buildings at the Trading Post, all with a different use…………..one of the bigger buildings was used to build, repair and store the boats……..

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

There were many sod roofed buildings……….

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

One was the blacksmith shop……

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway
The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

Another building was the general kitchen and bakery……. and the ovens……..there would have been quite a few men to feed on a daily basis……

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

and water buckets……..

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

and work top area……..wow, what a long paddle to get baked goods in and out of the ovens……..

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

My, what an assortment of dough bowls!

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

and trays to set the bake goods up and distribute them in………

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

Another building was the wash house…………

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

and there was a building for the looms to make rugs…..and other goods……..

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

It’s just so beautiful and peaceful here now!

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

We have truly enjoyed visiting the Trading Post. It is an era worth saving!

The Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

I hope you have enjoyed all my posts on the Kjerringøy Trading Post……see you tomorrow in Alesund, Norway! What will we find there?

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Great looking buildings

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  2. Jo Shafer says:

    I’ve always wanted a dough bowl to make kneading so much easier than a round bowl. And those sod roofs continue to fascinate me.

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    1. I have a couple, but nothing as grand as these were! I am going to make your galette recipe today! Yeah!

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