The Skyrian House
The traditional Skyrian House is a small miracle of incense. It is distinguished for the ' kube -shapeness' shape, a small space that includes, the aesthetics and its fully functionality. The Skyrians, because of the fearness of the pirates were forced to share a very limited space on the Hill under the castle. So the Skyrian house was made which it had to accommodate the whole family.
The Skyrian House usually has a single room and it consists of a living room, a kitchen and a bedroom.
For the saving of space, the bedroom (sfas), in which the whole family slept, was up, and the space under the bed used as a warehouse. In one corner there was the fireplace for heating and cooking.
The roof, inside, consisted of a large piece of wood from one end to the other, called ' korfari ' and supported pieces of wood from cedar trees or chestnut trees.
The out side roof, called "liakos", from the word “sun”, because of it was constantly exposed to the sun. Outside, in the courtyard, a small wall with thirty five centimetres height, used as a hedge between the home and the street, but also as a place of meeting. The courtyards are full of geraniums, violets, flower royal, bougainvilleas, etc.
In the inventive fittings there is space for all: living room, bedroom (sfas), storage room, kitchen (apokrebates) and fireplace. There dishes, pitchers, coffee pots etc there are on the walls.
Because of lack of space the walls of the house and fireplace are decorated with all the useful objects as ceramics, glassware and metal ones. The origins, the rarity and the quantity of such items have characterised the financial lustiness of their owners and they were constituted sample of social work. And of course a special place at the house was the famous carved miniature skyrian furniture like crib, stools, tables and “krevatsoula” the small low couch.
Walking across the narrow roads of the village and among the white skyrian houses, one do not have to resist to have a look interior decoration of the houses.