A miner's farm for people and animals

Rasmusgården is one of the oldest farm properties in the mining town of Røros, and is an example of a typical miner’s farm with a main building, a bakehouse and a row of buildings comprising a stable, shed and byre. Rasmusgården is first mentioned in 1722, when it was owned by Anders Vintervold, married to Maren Rasmusdatter. Their son Rasmus took over the property, and it was passed down through the generations.
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Bergmannsgata 9, Røros, 7374

Røros, Trøndelag

Owned by the National Trust of Norway since 1998.

Mining and farming. Rasmusgården in Bergmannsgata 9 was owned by the Vintervold family until 1998. The buildings on the property illustrate how a miner and farmer lived in the mining town. A summer pasture farm also belonged to the property, and that made a great difference in an economic system based on combined mining and farming. In Røros, farms were built close together along the streets, and this limited the size of farms and how they could be run. The farm’s land was usually far away, which made farming demanding because it required feed and manure to be transported. Miners were entitled to one month off work in the summer for the harvest and other farm work. People and animals moved to the summer pasture farms around midsummer and stayed there until September. Røros would have been quite deserted until everyone returned in September, when animals were grazed on hayfields around the town.

Active farm until 1970. The property consists of a farmhouse from the 1680s, a bakehouse and a row of buildings comprising a stable, privy, shed and byre, all two-storey buildings. The farm house is a two-storey log house, and at the south gable there is a front door next to a gate with rooms above it. A wooden fence was built between the bakehouse and byre. Rasmusgården was an active farm until 1970. The last owners kept a horse and four or five cows.

Information about letting: The National Trust of Norway lets Rasmusgården to its members on the same terms as Per Amundsagården in Røros. The first floor contains two bed chambers with a total of five beds, and it is possible to make another bed in the downstairs living room. The farmhouse has no mains connection for water, but the byre contains a bathroom with a shower and toilet and a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. The kitchen in the farmhouse has a tabletop cooker where simple meals can be prepared. Prices: NOK 2800,- for a weekend (Friday–Sunday) and NOK 1300,- per day during the week. For let between 15 March and 1 November. To book: See contactinformation

Things to do in the area. Røros is one of the most important cultural heritage sites in Norway and is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Røros and the surrounding area offer a range of experiences based around its history as a mining town, and it also describes itself as a capital of local food. The Rørosmartnan festival and the historical musical theatre play Elden attract many visitors to the World Heritage site Røros. 

Sources: www.bergstaden.org/www.roros.no/kulturminnesok.no