The “Hälsingegårdar” have been put on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage. The uniqueness of these farms lies in the farmers' ambition to build big. Nowhere in the world is there such a collection of large farms as in Hälsingland. The farms have large and elaborately decorated homes, often two or three, sometimes housing several generations, whereas some houses were used only for festivities and others for sleeping, so-called ”bed-cottages.” Most often they were two-stories, but there are also examples of one-story cottages with room for two families. Above: Gästgivars in Vallsta.
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