Woodcutter’s hut from Mixnitz

Styria

Built: 1922
Year of translocation: 1968

This one-roomed log cabin is a typical example of the kind of simple hut which woodcutters built when they were working away from home. The hut has a vaulted ceiling made of round logs and a steep shingle-covered saddle roof which is open at the gable-ends. There was an open raised hearth in the centre of the room which was used by the woodcutters for preparing simple yet nourishing meals. The smoke escaped through hatches in the gable walls just below the ceiling. Alongside the walls are bunk beds. Dry leaves, branches or ferns were used for bedding.

 

Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing


8114 Stübing, Österreich
T +43-3124/53700
F +43-3124/53700-18
freilichtmuseum@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
01. April 2020 to 31. October 2020 Mon-Sun, public holidays 9am - 5pm

Admission until 4pm