The rural architecture in Funen changed significantly in the 19th
century. Traditionally half timbered houses were built in local
materials - oak wood, pine wood, clay and straw. Later on, new
materials such as bricks, slate, roof tiles, and cement became of
great importance in new constructions. In this section you can see
examples of old and new materials and ideas in 19th century rural
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Until the 19th century
19th century house from North
Funen that combines the most important methods under one roof.
Timber-framed shell and a (slightly newer?) brick-built gable. Like
the timber frame, the gable is built on ground sills. The roof is
made of asbestos cement, but was probably either thatched with
straw or roofed with cement roof tiles originally. Note the greyer
shade of the bottom panels (wall surfaces within the timber frame).
It was customary in several parts of the Region to limewash the
upper panels white and the lower panels yellow.