As an antion in the Urals and in Siberia, they could make a house warm yet before his construction


Do you know why the Old Believers in the construction of their homes in the Urals and in Siberia did not use insulation, films, membranes? Yes, because they have the Internet for non-payment turned off, and transport companies without prepayment do not drive us!

Well, if no joke, then … it is clear that nothing has happened, no fen, nor membranes or extrusion. He was insulated than they would have, according to Snipham, tested fathers and grandfathers. By the way, these most

And it is very sorry that modern builders of many of them do not know. A few years ago we decided to relax in a private holiday home. Small log cabins of a little less than 40 cm in coverage, with a fireplace, brazier on the terrace in the midst of the deaf Ural Forest — what else is needed for a full rest?

A rest did not work!

All weekends we hung up into blankets, despite the battery included in the entire battery. The children looked like penguins. Two days we tried not to repeat the feat of General Karbyshev, because the log house was a colander 10 * 12 m. In one corner, the hand could be shoved in the gap between the logs, and catch snowflakes from the street.

Since then, I treated the cuts very suspiciously. What is absolutely no wonder, since no shed without additional insulation in modern building rates does not fall. Meanwhile, our village house was surprisingly warm — electrocurrents even in severe frosts are exhibited by 50 degrees. And this is enough, according to the unlawful Russian tradition, we open the windows open — we need fresh air 😂.

In fact, our house is not quite a log house! But about this a little later, and now I will tell you how the warm house could have done before construction.

Impossible! — You will say.

Perhaps! Look in the photo below.

The fact is that before the village did not build right in the forest — they always chose an open place to be space for activity. But open places, especially in the mountains, are always blurred. Strong wind acts hard, even a triple caulking is not a very big assistant.

So how did our ancestors do at home at home?

They looked at the rose of the winds, exactly determined from where the wind will blow and all the leeward sides of the house were protected from the wind with additional layers of the tree — covering from the inside and outside or extensions.

Even the streets in the village are equipped so that the wind does not blow along, as in the aerotress!

The only wall in my house, which is not protected from the wind is in the courtyard under the protection of all the surplus buildings and the gate. Immediately behind her, that is, from the inside of the house, additionally made a sheathing of thin boards. And right along this wall stood a Russian oven. That is, the coldest wall was protected by a stove!

All the gaps are additionally punched with thin boards from the porridge.

From the two most weathered sides, the house is protected by extensions — the input group, the seats and the storage room. So the Songs look, the entrance to the house and the storage room from the inside:

And this way looks like an extension outside:

The foundation of the house is protected from all sides by «Zabirkaya» from boards or sheet metal. I specifically flashed under the extension, there is no snow or moisture there.

Dry like a tank!

Two walls on which the wind does not fall are protected by layers of skin — internal and external. This 100% guarantees that no draft of the house will break through. The foundation is additionally protected by a huge snowdrift — the wind can not be there.

Even in the most in the coldest nights, when the dog, our favorite Samoyed, knocked her paw in the window and asked home:

Master, letiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!


On the same principle, the houses of my neighbors are arranged — everything is subordinate to one goal — to prevent the wind into the courtyard and the walls of the house.

For example, my nearest neighbors on the way of the wind descending from the mountain of the wind rises a barrier. He is attached directly to the house: in the bad weather the owner there is no need to bypass all the buildings in a circle — left the house and immediately went to the cows.

It is in such ancient villages that you understand the expression: «My house is my fortress!». Closed from the wind, gave animals feed and water and rest, do the family, prepare for the new season.