Halvbære

Gapahuk, or halvbære as it is called in Engerdal. This simple construction was built to give the haymakers shelter while working in the outlying fields. They were mostly used as a place to rest, but in some cases as lodgings for the night. The halvbære was also built close to rivers as a resting place during the log drive. 

It was common to build a nying (log fire) in front of the opening. This was in particular used during the log drive to dry clothes. The nying would burn for a long time and give off a steady heat to the halvbære, when it was not too cold outside.