Wow.. I learned a bunch at the Sons of Norway meeting last night (Saturday 10/15/11). I learned that I did not know much about Stabburs and Norwegian Architecture. I really think the concept is cool. The traditional Norwegian building called "Stabbur" was used to store food. The two floors made it perfect for hanging meat from the ceiling in good distance from the claws of rats and other sneaky animals. There are several great pictures of Stabburs on the net. I suggest you google "Norwegian Stabbers" and have a look!