Veps Ethnographical Museum of Sheltozero
Tuchin’s House. Memorial monument of World War II
Traditional village building patterns
Traditional Veps wooden buildings: residential and household buildings
Church of Christ’s Birth, 1914 in Vekhruchey
Spaso-Rozhdestvensky Metochion of Iono-Yashozersky men’s monastery
The farmstead of a Veps peasant included several buildings. The main structure was a complex of log buildings with a tent-like, sloped roof common to people of northern regions. In this combination of house and yard, the housewife could take care of the cattle without going outside in the harsh northern weather.
The combination of houses and yards into a single building on peasant farmsteads was first described in the 16 th century. The most complete version had houses and yards in one line, connected together under one roof. Both Russians and Veps called this type of farmstead ‘khoromy. ’ However, these building combinations were mostly constructed by the Prionezhye Veps people. Their house was a sign of their wealth. Approximately one fourth of houses built by Prionezhye Veps were two-storey buildings.