My mothers parents, my grandparents, both died in 1988. Five years before I was born. Last autumn I moved into what used to be their home. I only know what I've been told about them. My grandfather loved animals and was allergic to onions and bacon. My grandmother always wished the kitchen faced towards the fjord, not the forest.

Work in progress.

This cabin was the home of Harald Grande for 27 years from 1956 to 1983. A housing shortage after the second world war forced many unmarried men to put up simple cabins in the woods outside of Oslo. After a drunken brawl on New Years Eve 1963 the local municipality decided to burn down the cabins. Harald’s cabin was the only one not to be found.