Amish people live a very simplistic lifestyle. They don’t conform to the world and they stay away from modern conveniences. The differences in modern society and their way of living cause a lot of people to be curious about their culture.
A woman aimed to give people a glimpse of an Amish house.
Her video, which has been viewed over 1,300,000 times, has revealed a lot of interesting things.
An Amish house is quite simple.
On the exterior, there are no complicated and elaborate designs. Most of the houses are white in color.
Amish families are large. This is one good reason why most houses are big and spacious. The families like to be together which is why majority of the houses have big porches, rooms, and basements.
In the house’s porch, there are four rocking chairs and a bench.
Like most furniture pieces in Amish homes, they are handmade. It’s actually a standard for the people to make their own furniture. Because of that, you won’t be able to find similar pieces in any home.
The quality of their furniture items is also impressive. They can last for several decades since each piece is made with care and precision. The techniques they use are methods passed down through generations. There are no shortcuts to the process.
The basement area is quite large.
There’s a lot of drawers and cabinets for storage which doesn’t come as a surprise. Amish people like to make their food from scratch so it’s only ideal to have a lot of spaces to store their food items.
On one side, there’s a ton of canned items. Each shelf is carefully labeled to avoid confusion. There are cans of vegetables, potatoes, apple pie fillings, and even meatballs.
These food items came from their own properties.
Amish farmers produce a wide variety of food and agricultural products. They plant and harvest Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli, pepper, and other vegetables. Apart from that, Amish people are also involved with poultry farming. They raise chickens, turkeys, and ducks.
In a separate room, there’s a large table covered with a quilt.
While the woman failed to mention what the room was for, it’s safe to assume that it’s the place for crafting activities.
The bedrooms are quite simple, too.
Each room has very few items. One room, for example, only has a single bed, a coat hanger, and a window with a single panel curtain. The dresses on display were plain and simple as well.
There are no cabinets (except for simple bedside table) and electronic items in the bedrooms. Despite that, the rooms remain clutter-free. The very few items there are in their proper places.
Amish homes don’t have electricity.
To light up the bedrooms at night, people use gas lamps instead. During the day, they put the curtains up to let natural sunlight into their homes. They also have big windows for the same reason.
The way Amish people are living their lives might be different from us, but it doesn’t mean that they are weird and not normal. In fact, if you take a closer look, you can actually learn a thing or two from them- from the way they produce their own food to being able to sustain their needs without relying on technology.
Watch the full tour in the video below.
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