Housebarns

Dwellings that house humans and livestock under a single roof. Housebarns include rectangular buildings sheltering animals and people at opposite ends, often with a common entry, and two-story buildings with people living on the top story and livestock below. Such houses have been used since the Neolithic period, especially in the colder climates of Europe and North America.

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Go Historic ID
20464
Names
housebarns
housebarn
house-barns
house-barn
long houses
longhouses American English
barn, house-
byre-houses
long-houses
mixed houses
hallenhuizen Dutch
hallenhuis Dutch
casa de granja Spanish
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Dwellings that house humans and livestock under a single roof. Housebarns include rectangular buildings sheltering animals and people at opposite ends, often with a common entry, and two-story buildings with people living on the top story and livestock below. Such houses have been used since the Neolithic period, especially in the colder climates of Europe and North America.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300179268. The J. Paul Getty Trust.