Lilla Stuveröd Farm

The farm named Stuveröd is mentioned for the first time in Bishop Eystein’s land register from 1388. Lilla Stuveröd Farm was probably formed as a subdivision from the Stuveröd village during the Reformation in Norway in the early fifteenth century. Agriculture, particularly during the herring periods of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as shipping, provided the conditions for the buildings that now exist on the property.

The white house is a typical Bohuslän double house originally built in 1830 but moved and rebuilt in the Swiss style in 1910. The yellow house is a Bohuslän single house with interior parts from the seventeenth century, also moved from a previous location further into Gullmarsfjorden. The red house previously served as a combined carriage shed and pigsty and was converted into a residential house in 2007.

The farm also has a small smithy and a barn, with the oldest timbered part dating back to the seventeenth century.

Salt meadows and pasturelands are grazed during the summer months by 24 cows with calves. The cows are of the Charolais and Simmental crossbreed and are sold as Kaprifolk meat, which is an organic meat where the animals must have grazed in natural pastures.

During the 19th century, Lilla Stuveröd was owned by shipmasters and sea captains. The last ship with a connection to the farm was the brig Gerda. She sailed with oats, coal, and timber in the North Sea with my grandfather Johan as a co-owner between 1892 and 1911.