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Medieval houses – Europe

By |2017-07-31T05:36:17+00:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

Colleta di Castelbianco, Italy Houses in the Middle Ages were different from Roman houses in several ways. One important change was that more people lived in small villages for safety, instead of in farmhouses on their own land. Another change was that more people used fireplaces and chimneys to heat their houses and to cook [...]

Half timber houses – medieval architecture

By |2018-04-10T22:46:18+00:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

A half-timbered house in Toulouse, France In the Middle Ages, many people in northern Europe (northern France, Germany, and England) built their houses in this half-timbered way. This was because wood for building was expensive. Most people couldn't afford to build their whole house out of wood. Instead, they built just a frame of [...]