Ο τοπικός πολιτισμός της περιοχής των Τζουμέρκων
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Private Spaces

The private residence or dwelling marks the boundary between the public and private space. Every residence is part of the overall residential landscape but is considered a private space where the family’s social life emerges. As for the design of Tzoumerka’s residential landscape, a number of features become evident. These features are influenced by the region’s geographic and climatic conditions, its technological means, financial capacity, social obligations and cultural significance. Such features together with a sufficient or non-sufficient amount of natural resources define the arrangement of residential buildings throughout the mountainous communities. Over the years, the housing arrangement evolved according to the needs of residents as well as improved living standards. Residences are made up of two or three story buildings and are closed-off by a courtyard. The courtyard’s outdoor space was vital for daily living because part of the everyday activities took place there. The courtyard was always surrounded by a tall stone wall which protected one’s privacy and served as a defensive barrier from the public arena. From a functional standpoint the courtyard was a “middle” space that marked a smooth transition from the outside world (i.e. public space) to one’s inside territory (private space).