12 Farm from Hofolding
House name "Müller"
By the early 20th century, the Müller farm’s home comforts included a smokeless kitchen (cf. no. 11 Zehentmaier) in which a tiled stove with its own heatable kettle replaced the open hearth. There was also running water, which started to make life easier from around 1915. Inhabitants also had access to electricity some time after that.
Did you know?
The sleeping quarters on the upper floor give some insight into the social hierarchy of a farming family. While the master bedroom was modestly furnished, it still had a small iron stove. The children’s bedroom and the farmhands’ quarters, on the other hand, only contained the bare essentials of furnishing. There was space for three people. The good room, in contrast, was just for show. This was where the farmer’s wife kept her dowry and only guests were permitted to sleep.