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One of the old, abandoned, derelict houses in the aerea where I live. I don't know the history of this house. Will add if I find out. It's located in rural farm land, and may very well be an old farm house. But it's also close to a church, so it may be a clergy house or similar. The shape of the roof is not traditional for Norway, but in the last century or so there's been some houses built like this, mostly inspired by US barns, I think. The log structure, logs open indoors, but covered on the outside, suggests it's built 1850-1920-ish. Of course it may be older, and logs covered on the outside later to follow fashion. But added up, my guess is 1880-1920-ish. The house is pretty big, two stories, large rooms, and it looks like the many, large windows are original, so my guess is those who built it was somewhat wealthy. Well. I'd been seing the house from the road, and decided to check it out. Novembers short days combined with a slow morning, it was already sunset when I got there. This is what I've seen from the road. Going there to have a look. Seeing the back side of the house I realised it was a lot more derelict than I thought. I'm guessing there was a wood stove here, that eventually got too heavy for the floor. I decided it was just simply too dangerous to go in. This house is on it's last legs, log walls barely balancing. One step in the wrong place, the whole thing comes down on top of you. So I just looked in from the outside, easy enough through the windows and where the walls were missing. Moon came up. I sort of photogasmed a bit. So. This house turned out to be too far gone for real exploration. I don't know if you count it as urbex when I didn't go in. But I've checked out the place, checked that box on my list, had a nice, cold adventure, and got some ok shots. Thanks for looking :-)