The cookstove is an elaborate affair. To the left are the burners for pots and to the right is an oven. The firebox is in the middle. The stove is stuccoed and brightly painted in folkart decor using reds, blues, yellows and greens. At the right of the stove the wood is stacked neatly on top of which is a basket full of pine needles for air freshner. The cookstove is used for baking, cooking and warmth. This is the focal point of view when entering the house proper.
To the right of the door, as you enter is a long table with two end chairs and two benches. This is elaborately carved from wood and boasts a Christmas centerpiece that is left there year round. To the left of the door is a large area rug for the children to play upon. In the wall to the left are the doors that open to reveal the sleeping alcoves. There are two along the wall, one for mother and father and one for the children. Between each is a series of drawers.
This alcove is used for the children, usually two, twins. There is a covered bench in front of the doors to allow the children to step up into the alcove. The sleeping alcove is recessed into the wall, filled with bedding and the doors closed at night. There is another sleeping alcove to the left of the throne room available for guests.
On the right and left of the stove are two doors. The left opens to the washroom and the right opens to the throne room. But that is for another time…:)