Household, Soveja, Vrancea 1927
Originating from the foothills of Vrancei Mountains, the house of Jingă Corneliu in Soveja was transferred in the Village Museum in 1995. It belonged to a rich family, being a construction heavily influenced by the urban architecture, marking this way a transition stage from the rural to urban appearance. The main occupations of the inhabitants from the region were animal husbandry, working in the forest and wood processing (masters known for the fretted decorations and for the making of shingles), and their secondary occupations were fruit growing and gardening.
Built in 1927, a year marked by one of the stone rungs of the ladder, the house is built on a worked stone foundation, having the wall in hardwood, plastered and whitewashed. The roof is executed in four slopes, and it is covered in small shingles. In the plan, the building has a hallway, the dining room, two rooms, the pantry, closed porch with seven pillars at the main façade, the kitchen, the porch from the two side on the back of the house. The house has also a cellar with dome ceiling. It draws one's attention the fretted decoration predominant on the outside, executed on the porch parapet, on the guards and pillars.
The interior is equipped with an urban style furniture, mostly coloured as the inside woodwork in blue-grey, and with household objects. The walls of the two rooms from the front stand out, walls that according to the local tradition are “dressed” in beautiful fabrics, sorted in three overlaid sections: wall fabrics, curtains and the “adămăștile”.
Last but not least, it is worth to mention that Simion Mehedinți, the well-known Romanian academician, geographer and geopolitician, lived his childhood here.