Winter gamme (Sami earthen hut)

Daelvie-gåetie, the winter gamme, was the whole family’s living quarters during winter. It was built using two pairs of natural arches, tied together under the open smoke hole. The hearth is placed in the middle of the room, and the rest of the room is carefully divided between the family members and their chores. By the entrance, there is an annex, a kuala, for storing equipment. The annex represents a local architectural tradition, typical for this region.    

Learn more about the Sami people of Engerdal.