Week-end Cottages

These little cottages are scattered along the edge of forest areas all over the Czech Republic. During the Communist era people where not allowed to travel abroad.  Each family was given a plot of land which was 15 x 30 feet.  On the plot they could build a cottage 12 x 12 feet.  The plans for the cottage had to be approved by the government, then inspected when the house was finished.  If the dimensions were larger than allowed, the inspector would bring in a bull dozer and level the house.  After the revolution, people started going abroad.  For a while these little houses weren’t used by many people however they are becoming popular again for week-end houses.