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Trond Oalann

Bergen, Hordaland Norway
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Trond Oalann

Trond hails from a family of carpenters going back many generations. He began his career learning from his grandfather, and went on to do restoration carpentry at Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Bergen. In 2003 he received a three year Fellowship from the Norwegian Crafts Institute to study stav construction techniques from the “old guys” and others carrying on the traditional knowledge. He currently works for the Hordaland council as the Craftsman/Carpentry Consultant on restoring buildings, teaching courses on restoration carpentry and sleuthing out old buildings for historical designation.

Past Courses Offered by Trond Oalann

Building a Traditional Norwegian Storage Building: Birch Bark and Sod Roof

Building a Traditional Norwegian Storage Building: Constructing the Skjelter

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