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Budsjord Farm

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At the beginning of the 1900s the building tradition of Gudbrandsdalen became an important part of the emerging national identity, and led to a large number of buildings becoming listed in the 1920s. There is no other part of the country that has so many listed buildings: a total of 466 buildings distributed among 95 properties. One of the reasons for the fact that so many old buildings are preserved here is the dry climate, and another is that during the 1700s and 1800s the farmers were well off and therefore had access to high-quality building materials and skilful craftsmen. One of the farms that was listed in the 1920s was Budsjord at Dovre. Budsjord has roots going back to the Middle Ages, and was the property of the bishop of Nidaros, later Trondheim. Today the farmstead has 17 buildings. Several of the earlier farmers at Budsjord had reputations as expert craftsmen, and this is reflected in the details of the farm's buildings. Today guided tours are offered of both the outside area of the farm and inside the buildings, and local specialities are served. In the barn antiques are sold. Budsjord is situated closely to the Pilgrim Route, and simple lodgings are available for travellers. Meals and special arrangements can be organized for private groups.

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