On one of the lowest holdings in Øvre Folkedal, where the shared hamlet was formerly situated, there is an old smokehouse still left in the yard. The age of the house is uncertain, but the dimension of the timber brings the thoughts back to the Middle Ages. The house has had a very elaborate smoke vent, and we can still see marks from arches and twisted cord motifs on it. This house was in use up to the first half of the 1900s.
The small hamlet by the fjord in Folkedal was formerly a port of call for the steamship. Up to the 1960s there were two merchants here.