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TDIL the definition of a peasant. I always thought them to be a poor class of people.
Appears to be about 4500 sq ft of "peasantry". Out here in old Metairie, that amount of house would sell for 1.5 million! Poor peasants!
Where'd the Forest go?
That looks like a house we saw when we toured the Black Forest 2 years ago. If I'm correct, that style of house held EVERY animal that the peasant owned; cows, pigs, horses. Sometimes those houses grew; because the kids got married and they just added on.
I heard the same thing. The animals were housed on the bottom floor and the heat they generated warmed the floor above it.
Central heat and aroma-therapy too !
Re-thatching that roof would be a chore.
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Looked him up. I guess I need to make a visit to my ancestral lands and go to the pub of my namesake with the correct spelling. Some drunken Irishman dropped one of the E's somewhere between 1702 and today.
Why does the right side look like it has modern 'tyvek' like vapor barrier?..ws that around in 1890?
House attached to barn.Still the style in parts of farming Germany.
+1It was still in use 20 years ago. I rented a third story attic room just outside Landstuhl. The family I rented from also included breakfast providing I was downstairs at 6AM.
They built their houses over their animal stables so the heat from the animals would warm the home. Smell? Since they themselves seldom bathed, not a problem.