15 responses to Inside A Missouri Amish Home (25 Photos)
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    Brenda Hine
    Comment on Paint (August 16th, 2018 at 14:38)


    I also see that in all the Amish homes the ceiling paint is a high gloss.
    Is this to reflect the light and help with make it brighter?

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      Comment on Inside A Missouri Amish Home (25 Photos) (August 16th, 2018 at 16:50)

      Good observation, I never noticed that myself. Don’t know the answer but I wouldn’t be surprised.

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        Katharine Morton
        Comment on Ceiling painted high gloss (August 29th, 2018 at 18:11)

        Ceiling painted high gloss

        Yes a high gloss ceiling will reflect a bit more light which also help to conserve propane or kerosene for the Amish lifestyle

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      Marie Graber
      Comment on Inside A Missouri Amish Home (25 Photos) (August 18th, 2018 at 13:17)

      I was raised Amish… as a matter of fact the pictures in this article are of the house I grew up in. The high gloss paint is not there to reflect light… I guess it’s probably just something that a lot of Amish use and that’s why you see it alot.

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    Comment on Thanks Erik! (August 16th, 2018 at 14:49)

    Thanks Erik!

    It is always a pleasure to be a part of a post here on Amish America. Thanks Erik for highlighting my work again!

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    conchita walker
    Comment on Interesting (August 16th, 2018 at 14:49)


    Very interesting pictures of a Missouri Amish home.

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    Comment on Inside A Missouri Amish Home (25 Photos) (August 17th, 2018 at 05:19)

    Loved the pictures of the Graeber’s home.

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    Randy A
    Comment on Nice Photos (August 17th, 2018 at 07:57)

    Nice Photos

    I always enjoy your posts with the photos. They make the post come alive.

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    Comment on Thanks... (August 17th, 2018 at 08:53)


    Thanks Randy and Conchita. It’s a joy to be able to share my adventures with others. (BTW, “stay tuned” (as they used to say) because I think Erik has plans for more of my posts coming very soon! 😉 )

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    Comment on Surprised (August 17th, 2018 at 09:23)


    at the clutter in this Amish home. It’s more cluttered than mine. I think she could benefit from my Konmari organization method. Never thought I’d say that about an Amish home. Looking at other photos has trained me to be minimalistic. Cute and homey though.

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      Comment on An explanation? (August 17th, 2018 at 11:00)

      An explanation?

      Diane, thanks for your observation. I don’t offer this to so much disagree with you, but to maybe offer a little bit of an explanation. Yes, I would certainly agree that this is not the minimalistic appearance that we often have in mind when thinking of an Amish home. But I believe the family had 4 or 5 teens / young adults at the time, and even minimalistic tends to add up with that many young folks living in the same family area. But more than that, I think that photography is largely to blame here. Pictures (as here) can often have the effect of “flattening out” what we see. So all the various things scattered throughout a room with (say) 20 feet of depth is squeezed together in the picture to look like it’s all on top of each other. So having been there and being the one who took the picture, I would say that it actually wasn’t cluttered at all. Just a cozy, lived-in comfy place that when all squeezed into a two-dimensional picture might look more cluttered than it actually was.

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      Comment on I'm also surprised at the clutter (August 26th, 2018 at 08:08)

      I'm also surprised at the clutter

      I guess it’s just a preconceived notion on my part. I am looking into moving to an Amish area in a few years, and either, becoming Amish, or just living the lifestyle. I want to get away from technology and materialism. This house, though, is more cluttered than mine, and the electronic games surprised me. Other than the Bibles, the Amish c!othes, and the buggies, in what way are they still different? It looks like they’ve figured out ways, to live like the world while pretending they aren’t living like the world. Maybe I’d be better just living off the grid with other fundamental Christians. The Amish look like they’ve become too modern for me.

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    Josef von Klarr
    Comment on Iam from the amish too Ashland Co.Ohio (September 2nd, 2018 at 08:37)

    Iam from the amish too Ashland Co.Ohio

    The ashland ohio settlement is in commuion with Jamesport mo. Mor traditional though.Josef von Klarr

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    Sherry ebey
    Comment on Cluttered rooms. (September 8th, 2018 at 10:09)

    Cluttered rooms.

    I feel the rooms looked lived in. I know that I get my knowledge about the home life of the Amish from the books I read. Which I love dearly. But the authors usually dont go into much detail about the home decoration, just the story. Thank you for the pictures so we may see there are more ways then one to get the whole picture. Lol. I love the one with all her crafts in production. That looks like my house all the time lol but mine gets always from me me off and on. Thank you again for showing us and thank you family for letting it be shown.

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