The living area of each widow is divided in two storeys. There is a small living-room with a kitchen on the ground floor. The upper floor consists of a living-room with sew¬ing table and a sleeping accommodation. On the top floor is a drying loft with a clotheshorse attached to the outside of the window facing the lane. Furthermore, the loft was needed for the supply with wood and carbon. Water pipes were not installed until the end of the 19th century. In the previous time they used two water pumps.
On today’s view this were very poor facilities but ac¬cording to the circumstances at this time it was a quite comfortable and progressive arrangement.
photo © Hamburg Museum/Michael Zapf