I have a house in Northern Norway. It is nothing special, houses are cheap in that part of the country, the price of a regular car. I bought it 15 years ago, and we lived there with pleasure. When we moved to other parts of Norway for further adventures, we didn’t sell the house in the hope that one day we would go back. Today we decided to return, and seeing the house in this picture feels good. Memories are often colored, so that’s why the picture is in black and white, but I know that I am not mistaken; I always look at the bright side.
I am going to work at the museum again, where I worked before as a wooden boatbuilder. I left there before with mixed feelings, but fresh winds have blown there, so I am curious how it is going over there. I only know that there are several projects and hardly any boatbuilders, so there is enough work. If you like to work as a boatbuilder or know someone who is interested, let me know.
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Wel weer spannend Chris, ik leef met jullie mee!
You did it!!! Are you guys there now??
I really enjoyed reading about your experience of returning to your house in Northern Norway and the emotional attachment you have with it despite moving away. Your positive outlook on life is really inspiring. I am curious, what kind of wooden boat projects do you work on at the museum? Are they based on traditional Norwegian boat-building techniques or modern designs? Thank you for sharing your story!
Hei, I restored larger wooden boats that where used for fishing and transport. The oldest one was from 1869 but the all had engines or ended their life with one. I made a whole series of one on my blog, you can read it here: https://nochrisis.blog/2019/01/28/restoration-of-brottsjo/ you might say it is traditional boat building because it’s a dying art.
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That’s brilliant. Yes, there are a lot of dying arts that really need to be kept alive. Keep up the good work.