Laipanmaa has many fire places

Rajalan kämppä

After the wars (1939-1945) the amount of logging increased in Laippa, which resulted in the lumberjacks taking up all free places to sleep in the nearby houses and crofts. They even lived in the saunas, and it was getting crowded. In 1946 Rajala’s hut was built for the lumberjacks and the beaters could live while working in Laipanmaa area. The hut was build from sturdy logs felled from the near and was carved with a broadaxe. During that time there were no roads to or in Laipanmaa, just walking paths and sleigh roads in the winter.

Versatile flora at Laipanmaa

The ruins at lake Verkkojärvi

The croft of Verkkojärvi (originally croft of Werkkoniemi) is located at the shore of lake Verkkojärvi close to Rajala’s hut. In this croft Josef Johansson and Serafia Kaisasdotter had their sixth child Matts, called Matti, the last inhabitant of this croft. You can still see his handiwork on the shoreside.