Original Structure of barn built by Knudt Helling circa 1890 as part of the Norwegian settlement known as Hanksa, MN.
Dagan Soaking in the Norwegian culture pre-deconstruction.
Inside the barn–This structure was built, by hand, with wood that was harvested within a mile of the barn during the late 19th century.
Early stages of sorting all the reclaimed pieces.
So much beauty and majesty. It is an honor to continue the rich history of this building, material and it’s utility, by repurposing it at Barnhouse Tap.
All smiles, all business.
Knudt Helling and his family are buried about 500 yards away from the barn.
Truck 1 of 2 Delivering the barn wood to Colorado.
Space we inherited — a.k.a. before picture.
Blackster the work truck.
Load er up and let’s start building!!
Our North wall, before shot. Mural coming soon!!!
When not 1st, safety always came 2nd or 3rd…
When Knudt’s wife, Mary, passed away he asked the coffin maker to make two coffins and he passed away 2 days later.