Figure 2.6: Granary-barn, known locally as a stadel, in Vispertal, Switzerland. The barn is supported on toadstool-like legs incorporating slabs of gneiss to keep out rodents. A generous airspace is also left between the building and the ground for ventilation, to reduce the potential for damage by moisture. (Blaser, Wooden Houses, p. 40)

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