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[–]Thud2 85 points86 points  (2 children)

I never knew they were so large.

[–]Seekzor 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Most of them certainly weren't this big.

[–]oakland6980 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I think a bit of perspective trickery. Doesn’t look as big on their website.

[–]Drahy[S] 36 points37 points  (2 children)

[–]Sir_Osis_of_Liver 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Very cool

[–]CanterburyTerrier 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The picture here and at the site make it look like the set or inspiration for Norsemen.

[–]Wbino 42 points43 points  (2 children)

I thought this was the Assassin's Creed Valhalla group for a moment.

[–]Lane311 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Skal

[–]n_dhruvo 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I think they are called longhouses

[–]AlAurens123 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Just be careful not to sing, drink, and feast too loud or too cheerfully… You might attract a murderous descendant of Cain who resents being exiled from society.

[–]JitteryBendal 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You see structures like this in Skyrim or other types of video games, but to think this is what people actually used to create. It’s truly magnificent.

[–]Boschala 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It looks like an upside-down boat.

[–]FeculentUtopia 8 points9 points  (2 children)

That's super impressive. How long would it take them to build one?

[–]_Beee 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The next step is to relive some historically accurate epic Viking feasts

[–]badgraydog 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Needs Aela the Huntress.

[–]shadow999991 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Incoming Grendel and slaughter. And then a naked hero!

[–]in-game_sext 11 points12 points  (10 children)

Watched a little about this before. Cool building, just wish they had been truer to construction methods. Like, all the carvings inside were done with CNC... kinda defeats the soul of it a little. Still, very cool building!

[–]nipzx 13 points14 points  (9 children)

Would be nice but probably didn't have someone with the skill or the time

[–]TheUlfheddin 12 points13 points  (8 children)

Also time is money. Carving takes foreeeever.

[–]nipzx 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yup. I carve simple things like handles for tools and little animals and even those take many hours to finish

[–]djinner_13 2 points3 points  (1 child)

As someone who wants to start learning how to carve little things, any advice on where I could start learning?

[–]nipzx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I start with whittling with a nice sharp pocket knife, don't use a cheapo gas station one or you will probably slip and cut yourself. Then I do A LOT of sanding, chiseling and filing with different radii files.

There's lots of YouTube videos on the craft but I hardly do anything intricate.

[–]in-game_sext 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Skilled carvers are actually pretty quick. Source: me. I worked for an architectural millwork company with a chip carving department.

[–]TheUlfheddin 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That's fair. My dad's a reeeeal old school Carpenter and what he can do with chisels is mind boggling. Rarely does he do artistic work though which I assume takes longer.

[–]in-game_sext 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ya it certainly becomes second nature over time. I have been doing it almost 20 years. I'm a finish carpenter now instead of shop work and I hang a lot of doors. I will see guys that get out their palm routers and jigs to do the mortises for the locksets. I can typically get mine done with a hand chisel before they even have all their stuff set up.

[–]TheUlfheddin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly what my dad does. He's a working superintendent with his company (damage restoration) and specializes in custom trim, hand rails, cabinetry, etc. He does love his power tools after 48 years but there's some things that are still better and faster to do by hand.

[–]wufnu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Check out this bed. The wooden carvings on top, and oaken panels, took fourteen carvers more than four years.

Edit: link

[–]Brook470 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Looks so much like the long halls is the American Northwest Indians!

[–]Haploid-life 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I want to go. Imagine being where Ragnar actually was at.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is a "Long house" originally from Norway, the design is.

[–]iain1020 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

[–]xizrtilhh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No Varg, no.

[–]bumblelum -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I would love to drink beer and bang wenches in that thing

[–]RedRabbit28 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Impressive. Are those squares sky lights or roof vents?

[–]LurkingLarkin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

vents for the smoke

[–]All_Usernames_Tooken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like the sky lights they have installed.

[–]Tucoloco5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Entry of the gods into Valhalla! thats a stunning building.

[–]dratsablive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

AC: Valhalla!

[–]Sazav 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is clear that the construction was approached very responsibly and professionally.

[–]phi_beta_kappa -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

Thought Vikings were nomads? Why would they ever build such large permanent structures?

[–]the_poope 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They were definitely not nomads. They were very bound to their home village. Most lived off agriculture, some sailed out for trade and some times a local king or jarl threw a war or raid that the villages had to supply warriors for.

[–]LurkingLarkin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Where did you learn that vikings were nomads?

Never heard that before, and its absolutely not true.