They were built to shelter and face the stresses of life. Stones on the ground are stacked on each other and fixed with lime mortar.
Some exterior walls are almost a meter thick at the bottom. The timber and lintels were probably cut up on site. Some parts were built for animals and others for humans : fireplace in the main rooms, the bread oven and the well nearby…terracotta tiles or clay floors, few candles here and there like a painting by Louis Le Nain : The peasant family. Why this representation rather than another? The characters do not look unhappy. They are poor but healthy. That is what I deeply feel about the ones who used to live in this farm.
On the Napoleonic cadastre plans of 1830 , unknown buildings appear whereas they don’t exist anymore. Under the trees, I found some former basal wall remnants on a pond edge somewhere in the North of the property.
I supposed this place so called “ Froid vent” (Cold wind) had gathed several families.