medieval house

A typical medieval house. Usually houses, in the Middle Ages, They were on two floors

As was made a medieval house?

An unambiguous and accurate answer to this question can not be given, because there were Significant differences from one place to another and even within the same city, but in principle a medieval village was structured in the manner described below.

also in ‘300 there was a certain difference between the city center and the suburbs, the first house almost exclusively of nobles and wealthier merchants, seconds inhabited mainly by artisans and the less affluent.

Most of the time was made up of houses two floors among them connected by a wooden staircase; the bedroom was above, while space down were the kitchen and the living room, typically separated by a wooden partition.

Many traders lived and worked in real “case bottega”, ie home and shop in the same environment (

L’furniture It consisted of a few pieces, most valuable for the rich, more rustic and “the good” for the poor, which, however, absolved, for both, a function almost purely practical rather than aesthetic; the bedrooms They were particularly gaunt, consisting almost always in a large common bed and in a chest which was used to store clothing and linens.

The most highly placed faced houses usually on main roads and are often indistinguishable, also, for the grand entrance with portico; in courtyard They found the place fontanili to do laundry, while’vegetable garden, the woodshed and the stable were the most functional parts of the entire house, environments that do not always appeared, species all together, in the most public housing (Photo gives: