Pilegrimsbu in Øyer

Right by Gudbrandsdalsleden at Ensby in Øyer, construction is well underway at Gudbrandsdalsleden's second Pilegrimsbu. On the beautiful plot with a view in Tyttebærskogen, there will be access to toilets, water, information, wifi and electricity for charging GPS and mobile. There will also be seating under roof to rest your feet after the climb uphill.

Foto: Meik Weidner

On the construction site, traditional craftsman Meik Weidner from Weidner AS is well underway with the build of the Sustainable Pilgrim Stop (Pilegrimsbua). Traditional construction techniques such as dry masonry and timberwork are used here, and the building materials consist of slate from local quarries and wood from the area. In addition, recycled materials will be used, as sustainability and environmentally friendly solutions are an important part of the project.

Pilegrimsbua is a result of the Sustainable Reststop Project which is led by the National Pilgrimage Center with funding from Sparebankstiftelsen DnB. The cabin at Ensby comes up in cooperation between the National Pilgrim Center and the Regional Pilgrim Center Dale-Gudbrand, and it is Meik Weidner who takes the construction process all the way from start to finish.

Pilegrimsbua will welcome both local hikers and long-distance pilgrims and will be ready for the pilgrimage season 2022.

Foto: Lisa Skjellfjord

Well recieved

The news about Pilgrimsbua is met with enthusiasm and interest, which is shown in comments online, nice visitors at the construction site and involved course participants at the practical course in dry masonry. In the picture, we see course instructor Meik Weidner from a course in November 2021 that demonstrates the procedure for adapting stone. In the link below you will find a great article about Pilgrimsbua which is on Øyer Municipality's website:
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Lovely, local building materials
Foto: Meik Weidner
Inside the wall, quality both inside and outside.
Foto: Lisa Skjellfjord
This great view can be enjoyed by hikers from gapahuken on in the summer.
Foto: Lisa Skjellfjord

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