Historical House in Norway restored to former glory

Why would a family in London find a derelict house in rural Norway for sale, thinking it would be a great idea to buy it to use every holiday and spare time to restore it to its former glory? The house was on the market for over a year before we finally decided to put a bid in. What really persuaded us in the end would be the history of the house. What it once was. Villa Wessel was build in 1898...

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Villa Wessel has a new roof

Our Norwegian house project: a log house from 1898 that we bought in a derelict state in 2017 with the wish to transform it into its former glory. The big project this summer was to change the roof, to replace the old with fresh, new wood shingles. 16,000 shingles to be exact which all have to be laid, one by one, and hammered using one nail on each shingle. Our labour of love in other words -...

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