Both types are laid out in three basic parts. A hall, occupying the middle part, is entered from the dooryard. The rear part includes a scullery, often not separate from the main hall, where the housewife would cook over an open fire or use a furnace with tiled stove in the living room. The living room as the main living space is accessible from the hall. It occupies the entire front part of the house. The storage room, used to store food, as a changing room or even as a place for the retired owner, is accessible from the hall as well. The storage room is usually next to a shed, often accessible from the dooryard. The rear part then serves as a woodshed or barn, to store hay, straw or wood. The hall was often one window larger, with a partition inside, and was used as a small hall for the retired owner. The walls are timbered, earlier also using beams of various sections. The external corners are in a flush bond, except for the upper ring beam heads, which protrude. This reinforces the entire structure and enables the gable to protrude from the outer wall surface. The beam joints are filled with compressed moss or straw and covered in a layer of clay dab, or soil dab with mixed glumes or cut straw. They used to be painted white with lime. Later, timbered houses were painted in various colours and decorated with white trims.
The Krkonose is an area characterised by timbered Houses. Two main types can be seen here – the timbered house of the Pojizeri type (mainly in the western areas of the Krkonose) and that of the Podkrkonosi type (prevailing in the eastern areas). The Pojizeri type has a simple ground plan and rich decoration of the gables in two to four stripes. The Podkrkonosi type is poorer in decoration, with very simple gables divided into two stripes and a single roof layout.