Today this building serves as kindergarten, but originally it was the residence of the former director's. The building is from 1938. As a child I used to go to a club here with other girls.
Water is never far in my country. After your visit to the church and Hinttala museum you can go swimming in Lake Vihnusjärvi or take a walk in the banks of it and admire typical Finnish landscape.
This old closet in in the kitchen of the main house. Note the poles on the ceiling. That's where bread was kept and dried. Also clothes were hung in the poles like that.
This picture shows two very important things in old Finnish house: rocking chair and spinning-wheel. A room like this is called TUPA and it is where the family spent their time.
Guests were taken to this room and served coffee and bun. Very rarely it was used by the family, who mainly stayed in the kitchen area.
Before the running water we used to fetch water from the wells in the yard. Here's an example of an older well.
must have been in the so called better room, where you stayed only in special occasions like Christmas. As I like old furniture and buildings very much I wouldn't mind having this sofa in my home.
In the good old days farmers stored the grain in the buildings like this and in summer the people working for them lived in them.