Fisher’s house (House 6)
Duration of use: unknown
Size: 3.2 m x 2.6 m (max.) / approx. 8 sqm
Construction: Log construction
This house’s walls consist of layered lateral square timbers which are notched at the corners. Cracks between the beams are sealed with moss.
Peculiarities: The log house is a peculiarity for Haithabu because normally the use of straight growing conifer wood was preferred for log constructions. However, the pine tree, fir tree and spruce were not indigenous in this area during the Viking period, resulting in the beams for this house having to be laboriously hewed.
Furnishings: Fish played an important role for the Haithabu inhabitant’s nutrition. The multitude of archaeological information enabled the reconstruction of a fisher’s equipment. The smoking chamber on the area in front of the house and the log boat at the port are also part of this.