Many traditional houses in Jalhay around mid-18th century, were built from limestone and large stones from the area.  There are a number of houses which are registered in the monumental and architectural heritage of Wallonia”.
The traditional country house consisted of three elements under one roof: the house, the stable and the barn, all of was whom were connected. An open courtyard separated the house from the sheds; the orchard next to the house  was grazed by livestock. Winters are cold and such a structure is a practical solution to raise animals. One did not need to go outside to get into the stable, which was nice and warm. The barn was well filled with hay for the animals. 

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Traditional houses in the village

  • Jalhay, Belgique