Amish Homes

Inside A Plain Amish Home: How They Dry Gloves (Video)

Inside A Plain Amish Home: How They Dry Gloves (Video)

Recently we had a look at how the plainest Amish heat water for washing. Today thanks to the same reader Maxwell Hodgkins, we look again inside the Michigan home of “Andy” and his family to check out another little aspect of Amish daily life. This is something that might go overlooked, but which fulfills an important function. How to dry gloves after coming in from…

Inside an Oklahoma Amish Farmhouse (20 Photos)

Inside an Oklahoma Amish Farmhouse (20 Photos)

This latest Amish home is found in a small community in Oklahoma, a state which has long had an Amish presence. This settlement is at Welch (Craig County), one of several small Amish locations in the Sooner State. This community was founded in 2010, and listed at just 80 residents, the departure of the family selling this home will represent a significant percentage drop in…

How The Plainest Amish Heat Water

How The Plainest Amish Heat Water

Hot water on demand – for showers, dishwashing, laundry – is something most of us take for granted. Yet, there is a small segment of people in the US today who do not enjoy such a luxury. This would include the most conservative Amish churches. Below you’ll find some photos sent in by reader Maxwell Hodgkins of a laundry room in a plain Amish home…

Inside an Amish Mobile Home (And Horse Farm) – 32 Photos

Inside an Amish Mobile Home (And Horse Farm) – 32 Photos

Not all Amish live in farmhouses. In some cases they will live in mobile or prefabricated homes. This is not too common, but these are often starter properties for young couples. We had a look at another one that went up for sale in Ohio a couple of years ago. Today we take a look at another. And I should say the title of my…

Inside A South Dakota Amish Home (11 Photos)

Inside A South Dakota Amish Home (11 Photos)

This Amish home for sale got my attention, first and foremost, for it being in South Dakota. This is in the state’s only Amish community, founded in 2010. You don’t hear much on Amish in the state, for reasons I’ll explain below. There is a second property that was listed at the same time, so it could be that two families are moving away. Here’s…

Inside A Plain But Not-Quite-Finished Amish Home (16 Photos)

Inside A Plain But Not-Quite-Finished Amish Home (16 Photos)

Returning to the Inside Amish Homes series, let’s have a look inside a very plain Amish home (and a little bit unfinished, at least on the outside). This one is in Fultonville, New York and it generally has the look of a Swartzentruber home…but some details don’t seem quite right (the floor and a few other items in the home as I’ll show below). There…

5 Especially Useful Amish Home Features

5 Especially Useful Amish Home Features

Amish homes have certain features that you’ll tend to see over and over again, due to how useful they are. The following are all features I made use of – and found myself appreciating, some more than others – on my latest visit staying with Amish friends in Pennsylvania. Useful features found in Amish homes 1. Heating stove in basement – This is how many…

Look Inside The Graber Home (Video & Post)

Look Inside The Graber Home (Video & Post)

Several years ago we had a look inside the home of the Graber family, featuring photos courtesy of Don Burke (check it out here). I went ahead and made a little video out of Don’s photos with some of my additional comments on this cozy home. Don originally went on a tour via an Amish Farm Tour opportunity on their property. However, this didn’t include…

Inside a Cozy Country Amish “Getaway” Home (24 Photos)

Inside a Cozy Country Amish “Getaway” Home (24 Photos)

This Amish home is in the Crab Orchard, Kentucky community. One with more progressive notes but very cozy inside. Let’s have a look. Living room. Rustic cabin feel. That’s a serious-looking safe. Another thing I notice here is the hickory rocker. It’s something you’ll see in both plain and more materially-progressive homes. The plainer homes won’t have the stuffed furniture and recliners like this one…