Høydalsmo Timber Lodge

Nestled in the verdant landscape of Høydalsmo, a small village in Norway, stands a remarkable structure from the late 1700s. This former sheep shed, a relic of historical craftsmanship, has been transformed into a unique two-part workspace. The shed exudes a rustic charm, its weathered logs and intricate hand carvings speaking volumes about the era’s dedication to artistry and functionality.

The exterior of the shed immediately catches the eye. The rough-hewn logs, meticulously stacked and interlocked, create a sturdy yet aesthetically pleasing facade. Each log, aged to a rich, dark patina, tells a story of centuries gone by, weathering the elements while standing as a testament to the builders’ skill. The front door, adorned with elaborate hand carvings, features swirling patterns and floral motifs that hint at the Scandinavian folk art tradition. These carvings, though worn by time, remain vivid and intricate, showcasing the artisan’s talent and the era’s appreciation for detail.

One cannot overlook the unique locks and latches that secure the shed. These metal fittings, though rusted with age, are fascinating in their design. Each lock is a piece of art in itself, with ornate metalwork that not only serves a functional purpose but also adds to the overall aesthetic of the structure. The locks’ intricate mechanisms reflect a time when even the most utilitarian objects were crafted with an eye for beauty and precision.

Stepping inside, the transformation into a workspace becomes evident. The interior, though modest, is imbued with a sense of history and purpose. The original wooden beams, still robust, support the structure, their rough surfaces bearing the marks of hand tools. The walls, lined with planks that vary in hue and texture, create a warm, inviting atmosphere. The interplay of light and shadow across the wooden surfaces enhances the sense of depth and history within the space.

The workspace is divided into two parts, each serving a distinct function. One side retains the rustic charm of the original shed, with wooden shelves and pegs holding various tools and materials. The other side, though equally rustic, provides a space for focused work. Above, the ceiling reveals a network of beams and rafters, adding to the sense of an open, airy space while also displaying the building’s structural ingenuity.

Høydalsmo Timber Lodge (Norwegian Sheep Shed)

Throughout the shed, small details capture the essence of historical craftsmanship. The hand-hewn planks, the natural grain of the wood, and the carefully fitted joints all contribute to a space that feels both timeless and functional. This late 1700s sheep shed in Høydalsmo is more than just a workspace; it is a living museum, a tribute to the enduring beauty and practicality of traditional Norwegian craftsmanship.
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Additional Project Inclusions

Coffee Table Book

Professional coffee table-style book with photographs and documentation of the site and area

Canvas Image

Large landscape-style high-quality canvas picture of the structure in its original location


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Location Photoshoot

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Installation Photography

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