Transfer over Thor.
Two brothers with an affinity for Norse heritage have transformed their Montana woodlands property into a Scandinavian oasis where the two stay as Vikings.
With braided beards and clad in tunics, design staff Andy and Nick Bertrand sit atop hand-crafted thrones that will 1 day grow to be the centerpiece of their fantasy village, or what they get in touch with “Valhalla.”
“Our father will often question us if we’re at any time heading to develop out of this period,” Andy told the Flathead Beacon in an job interview.
“And I’m normally like, ‘I’m all the way developed up, I’m at the adult component of everyday living, and it’s only heading to get additional and more like this.’”
The twins, who individual Bertrand Brothers Landscaping & Building, are placing their craftsmanship skills to the examination to make dozens of Viking-design and style properties throughout their 30-acre house.
When done, Valhalla will have a big mead corridor and several Nordic-impressed cabins that will be utilized as shorter-phrase rentals, as properly as stone runes and carved relics.
The aim is to erect a yr-round Celtic festival, Andy and Nick advised the outlet.
The village will also intertwine with a present day get on the Middle Ages — the self-described John Ronald Reuel Tolkien-nerds, who share a birthday with Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, will designate a area on the assets for Hobbiton-model in-floor homes.
“It would be pleasurable to share it with everyone and have a place where by people today can actually dive into the Nordic and Viking tradition. We’re wanting for it to be a full immersion expertise, a complete action absent from the modern-day environment,” explained Nick.
The twins estimate it will consider a decade to see their “lifetime project” arrive to fruition.
Sitting facet by facet, the tall picket thrones are the only constructions erected on the sprawling assets so significantly, surrounded by fox furs, Viking helmets, a warrior’s axe and various animal skulls with Celtic knots carved into them.
“We’re under no circumstances simply living in the present day entire world,” Andy mentioned. “It’s just not interesting more than enough for us.”