The Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland consist of seven timber houses from the 19th century. They show how independent farmers who had accumulated wealth through forestry and flax production built new homes with special rooms or separate buildings designated for festivities. Today there are about 1000 of these farmhouses in Hälsingland
Hälsingegårdar was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2012
The Justification of the World Heritage Committee
The large, impressive farmhouses of Hälsingland, with there highly decorative rooms for festivities, reflect an extraordinary combination of timber building and folk art traditions, the wealth and social status of the independent farmers who built them, and the final flowering of a long cultural tradition in Häälsingland.
Photo: Jakob Dahlström