Today a look inside a simple and plain Amish home in Springboro, Pennsylvania. This is in Crawford County in the northwest corner of the state. You’ll find Amish scattered across this county – there are six settlements, all or part of which lie within its borders. This looks like it is the settlement near Conneautville, just two churches in size.

It’s a materially plain community as you’ll see from this example. The listing explains that there is no septic system, and that “2 rooms could easily be made into bathrooms.”

Living room with classic rockers. What are those round things laid out on newspaper on the floor?

Another view of the same room.

This is a five-bedroom home.


What’s that on the dresser? Looks like a mini buggy.

In the kitchen.

A sink. Also notice the lamp on the wall.

Looks like a canning stove. I like the light blue doors.


Down in the basement.

Barn with buggy storage.

Purple martin house. These are common sights at Amish homes. Purple martins are valued because they eat pest insects like gnats and mosquitoes.

The holes in these houses are protective, keeping out larger aggressive birds like starlings. Interestingly, purple martins have developed a special relationship with humans. From Wikipedia:

Purple martins (nominate form P. s. subis) are considered synanthropic, meaning they have developed an association with humans over time and benefit from living in close proximity to them[13]. Through years of generational imprinting and nesting the eastern species has made a complete transition from nesting in the wild to relying on human-provided nesting sites. Initially difficult to get a colony started, once established, the colony will persist as long as nesting sites are available. Martins have a very strong “site tenacity” and if are successful in raising a brood, will often return to the same site to nest year after year[14].

Here’s what looks like the inside of a workshop. Someone here uses a wheelchair. I think I see a sewing machine at one end.

And this appears to be a different shop or area devoted to woodworking.

This 1,800-square-foot home sits on a little over 10 acres. It had an offer on it as of mid-May, but looks like that must have fallen through – just yesterday it was listed again. What’s your guess at the price?

The home is listed for $89,900. The agent writes that “this could be your little farm or simply life in the country.”

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