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One of the most important goals of any human being is to have a place to live, a place they either build or designed themselves and a place where they can feel safe and secure. Since the beginning of time, a house has been the place in which people sheltered themselves from cold, thunder and storms, but also a place which inspired them both artistically and spiritually.
Building houses and other facilities in the country was done by the villagers themselves with whatever funds or means they had.  They paid special attention to the selection of a property. There also took into account several other deciding factors when building a house: the land needed to be dry and on the sunny side if possible, the house was not to be built on the lot border or the windward side. What was also very important was that there needed to be enough fresh water near the location of the house.
What the house would look like once built depended on a lot of common variables. The nature around the property influenced the choice of construction materials, the climate conditions and the ground configuration. There are always some influential historical and political factors as well, which can affect certain decisions either directly or indirectly, and such was the case with the appearance of houses.
Houses in Potkozarje belong to the Dinara type houses, which spread all the way from Kordun and Lika, through Dalmatinska Zagora, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the northern part of Montenegro, to Podrinje and Šumadija on the East. The architecture and the ornamentation of this type of house were characterized by the possibilities of the wood used for construction.
The basic shape is that of a log house- a one storey with a single room inside, always detached. The base of this type of house is either a square or a rectangle, with no foundation. It consists of two parts: osijek and the roof. Osijek is a four-sided vertical wall made up of a string of wood beams set horizontally one against the other which were cut in the corners so that they could be fitted without any nails in a manner that is called “ćert”. The osijek was about 2 meters high. The very first row of beams is called podumijente and it was enforced with rocks so that it does not rot. The last row of beams is called vjenčanice. Since they are the last ones set in place, they also carry two or three transverse beams, set horizontally and parallel to each other in order to link the two longer, opposite sides of the osijek for enforcement. The roof is the most prominent part of the log house. The roof skeleton is supported by the vjenčanice and is made up of: rogovi, sljemenjača, žioke and daske or šimla. Log houses have hip roofs called na četiri vode and they also have inbuilt badže (an opening in the roof) with movable lids through which smoke of from the fireplace exited the house.
In the areas that lacked the type of wood needed for the construction of these kinds of logs, such as the lowlands of Bosnia to which Potkozarje also belongs, the basic log was replaced with a house that had walls made from a wood skeleton (called birkatice), composed of vertical columns, horizontal beams and kosnika (slantwise beams).
The space between the wood parts was filled with various materials. They either used dizma (short beams), čatma or pleter (wall made of brushwood) daubed with loam or later on with bricks. Sometimes, one part of the house was isolated with dizma, the other with čatma (later with bricks). Such houses were called semi-log semi- čatma houses. Houses used to be covered in rye straws, which was later replaces with a wooden roof (daska, šindra or šimla) and then by the roof tiles.

The basic one-room house was divided into two separate spaces over time: kuća (the house) and the room. Kuća occupied half or more than half of the overall space; it had an earthen floor and was either square or rectangle in shape. Kuća also had no ceiling so as to allow the smoke from the fireplace to go freely to the roof. It was often built without any windows or with just one smaller one, which served for placement of smaller items. Inside the kuća is where all the social interactions took place. The room which was entered from kuća was a smaller space with a wooden floor. It was the space for older family members. Many houses also had a covered porch.