It consists of two compartments: the cattle stables (the poiata) and the shed (the șopron) that shelters the transport means and the agricultural tools. Second compartment, ocolnița, is destinated for storage of the crop and dried food.
Next to it is built the bread oven made of beams or boards in which the summer dishes are prepared.
The cellar at the old houses was called bordei (hut) because it was dug in the ground beside the house. In the newer buildings the cellar it is situated under the house. In it is kept the barrel with cabbage, potatoes, onions, roots, apples and other vegetables that make up the people's food during the winter.
Traditionally, the house was placed in the back of the courtyard, facing the road. The
barn is built near the road, perpendicular to the axis of the house. Such a distribution of buildings within the perimeter of the courtyard assures the owner of the house that he can supervise the entire household and ease the effort of animal care.
Troița, the cross next to the house, in the Ținutul Pădurenilor
In many households there are crosses of wood, stone or metal, raised by families in the memory of the dead on the front or away from the house. They are located in the flower garden in front of the house, on the way. Such crosses can also be found at the entrance to the village, in the middle of the field and at the crossroads.