Windmills – Seskivti village - panorama

Traditional production equipment in the rural area of Eastern Bucovina. Examples of folk architecture where the craftsmen showed their skills, harmoniously combining architectural shapes with the use of natural forces. Endowed with six wings, the multi-floored windmills, with extended space on the second floor is specific for Bucovina.

Underground house

Dwelling including only one room, reconstructed based on the archaeological findings in the neighbourhood of Revne village, Kitmani rayon. This type of dwelling is specific to all the eastern Slavic tribes in this period. Rectangular construction with construction pole: the lagged walls are made of wood logs placed horizontally in longitudinal ditches dug into the pillars horizontally.

Shepherd’s dwellings – Kreciunivca area - panorama

The dwelling where the shepherds made the cheese, prepared the food and rested. The wall frame is made of round wood. The construction is made of five walls, with ridged roof, no windows, and one entrance on the right side of the roof; above the fireplace there was a hole for smoke venting.

House - Vikno village

The house belonged to a peasant of average fortune. It is typical for Bucovina: wooden pillars are stuck into the ground; between the pillars, there are narrow laths braided with straws and glued with clay on both sides and blanched. The four-sided roof is covered with straw. The dwelling has tree rooms: the living room includes the traditional stove, the bed, the place for clothes and the table with the tableware, the wooden table with benches, the corner with icons;

Shop - Novoseletia village - panorama

Public building where the inhabitants would get together to socialize, to listen to the local news and to drink. This kind of buildings was not only common inside the village, but also at crossroads. The building is L-shaped. It has three rooms (bar, cellar and living room). Every room has the interiors refurbished: the bar – a wooden grill for food and tools, table with benches; in the cellar – different tools; in the living room of the bar owner – traditional equipment, plus other necessary objects. In these bars, sales or loans agreements used to be signed. Very often, the peasants owed large amounts of money to the bar owner and would ruin themselves.

Blacksmith’s place - Kolinkivti village

The one thing which could not miss from the village life was the blacksmith’s shop, because it was the place where different metal products and instruments were made for work and horseshoeing. Being a blacksmith was considered highly honorable in the rural area. The one-roomed building is made on wooden pillars. The walls are glued with clay mixed with straws and blanched. The ridged roof is made of shingles.

House - Havrelivti village

A typical house for poor peasants, with two rooms (house and veranda). Most of the buildings from this area are made of logs having different diameters; the walls are covered with clay on both sides. The four-sided roof is covered with reed. Most of the time, these houses lacked chimneys in order to avoid a high tax and that is why they were called “half smoking”.

House - Laskivka village

It is one of the most common types of houses in this region. It is made of wooden logs, on rock base. The walls are covered with clay and blanched on both sides. The four-sided roof is covered with straws. The building traditionally has three rooms: the living room, the veranda and the main room. The inside of the house is also typical for this part of the country: the floor covered with clay, wooden ceiling, stove in the corner by the door, wardrobe, bed and place for clothes above, table and benches.

House - Ridkivti village - panorama

The house of a wealthy peasant – the oldest building in the museum, recreates the national construction type from the 19th century. The walls are covered with clay on both sides and blanched. It has three rooms (the living room, the veranda and the main room). The roof is four-sided and there are airings in the upper part.

Mayoralty – Revne village

The Administrative Building from year 1933 – a Romanian period for Bucovina. The building has four rooms and a hall (hallway). The size and blueprint of the building are not exactly in accordance with the folk architecture traditions. Nonetheless, some aspects have the features of a traditional building. The building was erected on a normal peasant house – made of logs covered with clay and straws, which made the walls more resistant.

St Nicholas Church – Dracenti village - panorama

It is one of the churches which have the aspect of a house – widespread in Bucovina between the 16th and 19th century. The architecture is classical trefoil: porch, nave, altar. It was built from spruce logs cleft in two. The vault is not visible from the outside; it is covered by the high roof, covered with shingles; that is why the church looks like a normal village house.