Today, together with the main building, there stand the remains of the garden site, labourers’ quarters, the storehouse, shack and outside privy up on the mound. There was previously a cowshed, stable and hayloft from the earliest times. Some of these buildings were constructed by customs officials at their own cost – these were privately owned.

The labourers’ quarters were built at state cost and housed the customs officials’ helpers. The brewery and baker’s oven were also accommodated here. The customs official generally had a large private household and depended on running a small farming operation for his own provision, like most people in nineteenth-century Tromsø.

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