Tájház Porták

Country House

Based on the year engraved in the master beam, the house was built in 1879. The Country House is a residential house restored for the purpose of presenting Füzér’s peasant construction, housing and tool culture. The equipment represents the peasant lifestyle of the early 20th century in Füzér.

About the building

The more prosperous farmers had built two-room houses between the two world wars, but the inhabitants of the country house were poorer, so they had only one room.

The layout of the house is a typical type of residential buildings of farms of some acres, representing the bulk of the intermountain peasantry: “house” (room), “atrium”, “chamber” and a “barn” with a separate entrance, but integrated with the building, “stable” layout.

Go around our country house virtually by clicking on the picture!

The equipment of the “house”, that is, the room, served as the place of residence of all members of the family. As a domestic altar, the “dresser” between the two windows was used, which was a piece of furniture used as wardrobe, and on its top, sculptures and “fairings” were placed.

The central place of the room is the corner used for eating, in which the arm chest is placed, it was not just a seating furniture, since its interior, as it had an opening lid, could be stuffed with all kinds of food.

The “atrium” represents the vestibule and the kitchen in one. This is where the large-sized free chimney was created, which was perfect not only to exhaust the smoke, but also to smoke the meat products of pig slaughter. Pleasant with useful, they used to say. How true!

The floor is packed clay, which has been cleaned with cattle manure at certain intervals, but there is no question of “smell” in the room. If you don’t believe it, look into it.

The “Chamber” is the tool warehouse of the Country House, with real period curiosities. Swing paddle, wooden pitchfork, spinning wheel, kneading trough, rubber boots and many other tools are waiting for you to learn what they were used for and how they were used.

Needless to say, the Country House is the most beautiful on the spot: the smell of opening flowers in the spring, the cool from the hot heat in the summer, the colours of the falling foliage in the autumn, and the glitter of the snow in winter makes this otherwise great treasure even more beautiful!

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House of the Past - the retro country house

Our House of the Past hurls you back to the period between the 1940s and 70s. You can recall the wonderful achievements of this age: you can hear the “Who wins today?” show on the radio, and on the television, one of the broadcasts of “Pocket TV” hosted József Gyabronka is on. Do you remember the wood-fueled boiler? In our retro house you can meet countless other fond memories, be sure to visit us.

Our House of the Past presents a history that is still an undeniable part of everyday life and is still really familiar to many, even a real part of their life and being, which is definitely a must for younger generations to see!

The first room illustrates the everyday life of a young married couple. Letters were written using a typewriter, the colour TV has fundamentally changed the everyday life of not only adults but also that of children. 

The coffee table is full of period magazines. The “typical” room furniture ensemble typical of the era could not deny where it came from. The heart-warming warmth and presence of the green-coloured stove makes the place even cosier.

The part used as an atrium in the “retro” Country House has already broken up into several separate units.

The kitchen is formed with a cookstove and typical green kitchen furniture, as well as the bathroom, wood-fueled boiler and, of course, the hall used for dining and receiving visitors, with a small fridge with a soda siphon on its top.

On the wall hang housecoat and other clothing.

The back room became the grandmother’s “hideaway”, full of stylistic features typical also of the old Country House. The wall is covered by sacred, religious-themed pictures and porcelain plates from Hollóház, there is a high bed in the corner and the green furniture ensemble reminiscent of the arm chest can be used for dining.

At the window there is a dresser which was still used mostly for storing clothes. Grandma in the room also tells a tale to curious ears!

Did you know?

In 1961, Füzér was the last to introduce electricity and arguably brought with it the technical revolution of everyday devices.

How did the introduction of electricity affect Füzér? At us, it turns out too!