The protected slate homes can be found travelling along the road leading North East -ish away from the little village of Kallsedet you will see a small sign for Gråsjön, taking this down an unnamed road, the province of Jämtland, Sweden.
Nearby slate is abundant, with the rock simply able to be chipped a little and moved in slats. The now deserted little village of Gråsjön began in the 1800’s. One of these homes was built in 1830 and the other was built in 1860.
These were used as stables into the early 1900’s. The two floors were divided to house sheep on top and cows and goats on the bottom. They were used as hay barns and woodsheds through the 1940’s. One barn had a roof of peat and the other of shingle. The residents that occupied this area left in 1952.
The idea for slate may have been good due to the plentiful resource nearby, however, they would became dampened on the inside. The moisture would be hard to leave and they retained the cold.
Each barn had a fireplace on both floors. Here they would cook a type of food for the animals known as sörpa. This was the dry casings of cereal grains (called chaff) and water mixed together.
Forgotten for over 67 years. These stone structures stand through rain, snow and every season. Stark yet embodied into the surrounding landscape. A moment in time captured in this forgotten location.
Seen below is the little turn off road for Gray Lake.
Where are little ruins of Gray Lake located? You can find it with these coordinates. 63.726895, 12.857756.