This peasant house was built in the first half of the 19th century, in Sălacea, within an area called Kis Burga. It’s probably the last monument of the terracestyle constructions, a once very popular style within the Ier Valley. Before construction began, the terraces were built by hand on the water banks. Despite creating artificial terraces, the houses were built in a slight decline, and thus a new building style was born where part of the house was sunk in the ground. An interesting characteristic of these places is that they used to build three levels of terraces, and on each level they put both homes, and cellars. Regrettably, these old homes have almost completely disappeared. However, we can rejoice with the fact that most of the cellars have managed to survive the test of time.
The building that has been transformed into a traditional home is an abode with two halls, much like the wine cellars in the Ier Valley region. The first hall has held the function of a stockroom, but also a workshop for making chairs. This room also contains an old hearth with an open chimney, which made for a great way to access the attic. The smaller room was mainly a bedroom, but it also had heating and cooking appliances. Two of the four sides of the building are surrounded by a terrace with a bannister, made of wood and sunflower stems. The roof consists of oak wood, covered with reed.
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