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Gjerstadhuset is the childhood home of «Snåsakaillen» Joralf Gjerstad (11.4.1926 - 18.6.2021), which opened it's door to the public in 2012.The appear virtually identical to how it looked throughout his childhood. The house originates from Berg Nedre from around mid 1800s, but was moved to its present location in 1924.
The house is a museum, and shows their life and work. There are pictures of Joralf family, awards he and his wife Signe have received and you will hear different stories.
For showrounds and questions about the house, please contact the Gjerstad Foundation:
Ivar: +47 901 901 16
Jon Sverre: +47 986 74 446
About Joralf Gjerstad
Joralf is known as the man with the warm hands and psycic abilities, "the Snåsa Man" ("Snåsakaill'n). Over 50 000 people have visitied him in his home, looking for healing, and he did it all for free.
Joralf has authored several books about local history, in addition to self biographies. The most famous biography written about Joralf was published in 2008 and was written by Ingar Sletten Kolloen.
Joralf Gjerstad has received the Kings Medal of Merit in silver and a documentary about him "Do you feel the warmth" has been shown on TV (NRK).
Additionally, at Snåsa Hotell, there is a ”Joralfmuseum” in the form of an exhibition about Joralf's life and work (pictures and newspaper clippings etc), and a bust of "the Snåsa Man", amongst other things.