Crofter's cottage

From Porsnäs, Norrfjärden Parish

Crofts often lay on the outskirts of the villages and was owned by poor smallholders who leased a piece of land from a homeowner in the area in exchange for day labour.

This building was originally the residence of a smaller 18th-century home. During the 1770s, the house was moved to Lakafors, where it came to serve as a crofter’s cottage. The building consists of three parts: a one-room dwelling, a dairy and a vestibule with an adjoining chamber.

This type of building is now used mainly for summer pasture huts, but was common in Sweden in olden times.

Here in the Crofter’s Cottage, visitors can experience everyday life in a simple 18th-century environment.

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