This lady was so kindly to point out the finer details of the interiors of some wooden houses collected in the Maihaugen open air museum dressed in her national costume..
Not much windows so it is often a bit dark inside. Now think when it is winter and dark outside.
The details of the woodwork are really amazing if you remember there where no electrical tools and everything was pure handcraft.
Here the ceiling is very special and look at that chair. It was an other society in those days. Of course we are better of today but for these skills I doubt it.