It’s commonly known that the lifestyle of the Amish is different from modern society. But that doesn’t mean that they are not a part of it.
Amish people are just that — people. Anytime one is given the opportunity to learn about a culture other than their own, it’s often wise to take it.
Many people are aware that the Amish do not use electricity and believe in having a large family.
While the source of light from an Amish home or shop may vary, oftentimes, gas lamps are used in place of electric lamps and lightbulbs.
The Amish are also very resourceful and are skilled craftsmen, particularly in woodworking.
They make their own furniture and no two pieces are alike. Since there isn’t any electricity, they often use generators when needed.
When it comes to getting around their communities they use horse buggies. Now that sounds pretty fun. Though it can become a challenge in certain weather. While not horse buggies have lights on them, there usually is a reflector on the back that allows them to be seen at night.
Take a peek inside.
To get a look at the Amish way of living, one woman shared a YouTube video of a brief tour of an Amish home. Based on her video, there isn’t much to see. However, she shows where and how the Amish store their food, bedrooms, a dining area, and a basement/kitchen area.
As one might imagine, it is quite simple. As mentioned, there isn’t any electricity. Instead, there are gas lamps throughout the house.
One thing that stands out from the beginning is the size of the houses as well as the number of them.
The main house looks massive. There is another house, referred to as Grandpa’s House (the exact name is inaudible) that is slightly smaller. The woman takes us inside the former, though she says we will be looking at Grandpa’s House first.
Another thing you’ll notice is the amount of land. The houses must be sitting on several acres.
The property is considered a farm and there is certain to be a large community living on it but it is still a sight to behold.
On the porch of the house sits four rocking chairs and a bench. All handmade, of course.
The basement area is easily the size of some people’s houses.
The long wall is lined with cabinets and drawers for storage. There is also a large sink, an oven, and dining tables and chairs, making it a kitchen area also.
On the opposite wall are several canned items. Each designated area is labeled with the product’s name.
There are potatoes, vegetables, apple pie filling, blackberry jam, and even bologna. It resembles the storage room of a grocery store.
One thing is for sure, they will not go hungry!
In another room is a large table with a quilt covering it. There’s no explanation of what it is but it can be assumed that it is where crafting, such as quilting, takes place.
The bedrooms are just that — a room with a bed. In addition, there is a nightstand, a lamp, a coat hanger, and a window.
There are no closets. The advantage to all of this is that there is no clutter!
This definitely gives some perspective on different ways of living. Who wouldn’t want a neat and clutter-free home?
You can see the full tour in the video below.
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