__NOTOC__Havrå or Havre sometimes Havretunet or Havråtunet is a country line courtyard in Osterøy municipality in Hordaland, Norway, and is one of the very last and best preserved of the common country courtyards at the Western coast of Norway. Havrå was the first cultural environment to be protected under section 20 of the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Act. It was not connected to road until late in the 1960s.

The country courtyard is situated in a very steep terrain on the south side of Osterøy and the common country courtyard is shaped in line typical for steep terrain in the Norwegian fjords. It can be clearly seen from both the railway (Bergensbanen) and the highway between Bergen and Oslo.

Many of the buildings at Havrå are characteristic to the inner coastal district between Bergen and Sognefjorden; the combination of dry masonry and juniper cladding on barn facades exposed to rain and wind.

Name conflict

The name, with various spellings, dates back as far as 1303. In the oldest sources the name is written Havra (possibly representing Havrá). From the 16th century the name was often spelled (with many variations) Havre. [no icon [http://kulturnett.ivest.no/tema/havraa/historie.htm Brief history of Havråtunet] from [http://kulturnett.ivest.no/tema/havraa/default.htm Stiftinga Havråtunet] ] In 1949-1950 a film about life at Havrå was made: "Havretunet". It was released in 1952. Some of the people taking part in the takes of the film worked to change the name from Havre to Havrå. This changing of name was accepted by the National Map Service, but the name change remains controversial among the local population. [no icon [http://home.no.net/ehavre/03MH230597.htm Havre or Havrå?] ] [no icon [http://home.no.net/ehavre/00innhold.htm Havre is the name. ] ]



See also

* Strip farming in Norway

External links

*no icon [http://kulturnett.ivest.no/tema/havraa/default.htm Stiftinga Havråtunet]
*no icon [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvoqspOlSJ8 Introduction to the documentary film about Havretunet]
*imdb title|id=0858444|title=Havretunet
*imdb title|id=0179208|title=Havråtunet Short version of the original documentary film "Havretunet"

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