MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN LOW DWELLING - Not a modular model
A cruck or crook frame was a structural system popular in medieval Europe and especially Britain. It consisted of two naturally curved timbers that were propped against each other to form an A shaped frame. Multiple frames would be secured together using horizontal timbers to form the main structural support of the building.These frames would be used to hold up a roof of thatch or shingle. The gaps between the frames would be filled with wood, brick or wattle and daub.
Our cruck house kit allows you to build a typical single storeyed peasant dwelling with a simple rectangular floor plan and a cow shed with chicken coop in the attic. Amenities are few with just a simple pig toilet at one end. The roof was originally of thatch but was upgraded sometime later using timber shingles. The side walls are timber framed with wattle and daub infill on the outside and rough timber paneling on the inside.
The door is open-able, the pig toilet lid can be lifted and the entire roof is designed to be lifted up to allow you to peep inside. The adjacent cow shed is at a slight angle to the main structure and is joined at roof level with a wooden gangway. The stall doors of the cow shed are open-able. There is a chicken coop in the attic accessed via a ladder at the back. A lean to roof at the side of the cow shed is used to hold firewood.
- [Do-It-Yourself (DIY)] : FRICTION-FIT ASSEMBLY Cruck House and Cow Shed Model; 28mm Scale
- [USER FRIENDLY] : Pre-painted (non-toxic) wood; no sharp edges
- [EASY ASSEMBLY] : No Glue, No Paint, No Tools Required - Sturdy, durable and architecturally accurate models with a realistic design
- [FEATURES] : Liftable Roof, Working Door, Detachable Pig Toilet, Liftable Pig Toilet Lid, Detailed Truss, Chicken Coop above the Cow shed with a ladder at the back
- [Difficulty Level : Easy] : 154 pieces ; 3.5 hours; Age group 12+ (Suitable for beginners) Made in India