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How houses were built

Czech Republic

You will learn about historical types of wooden constructions, try processing wood manually, make a clay substance using clay and straw, plaster wicker walls and build a fence. You will learn how to make a bread oven. You will draw protective symbols on the walls of a house and perform magical rituals. You will see that almost everything our ancestors did when building a house, had to be done the right way in order to not upset the house spirits and thereby prevent the house spirits from sending disease or any other distress onto the inhabitants of that house. Future happiness, well-being and protection was assured by properly following various traditions and ceremonies, which, apart from a few exceptions, have now completely disappeared.