The open air section of the Goleşti Museum is a synthesis of the traditional Romanian civilization. Here, you can discover the way of life and the occupations of the Romanian peasants, and you can connect with the authentic tradition and beliefs of our forefathers. Since 1966, over 30 households have been rebuilt in the museum. They were brought from the main wine-growing and fruit-growing areas of Romania. Each individual household can be considered as the expression of the peasant civilization, and the traditional universe that gave identity to the Romanian culture. A household was / is a cultural, economic and social complex that includes the house, the lands, the annexes – stables, huts, cellars, fountains, distillery huts, warehouse for maize, poultry / pigs shelters, animals, objects used in the home and in the household, fabrics, etc. Their use by family members gives them a cultural significance. The traditional Romanian houses were generally made of oak wood and sometimes had stone foundations. The walls of the houses are made of oak beams, and then covered with clay on both sides or only indoors according to their regional traditions. The traditional Romanian buildings were/are of medium size (maximum 50 m2), with two or three rooms, one of which was the kitchen. The houses were heated by the kitchen furnace, which communicated with a blind stove in the living room, an old example of energy efficiency. The windows are small in order to keep the heat inside the house. All the houses have a space of communication with the outside world called the porch („sala”). To make the house more beautiful, the Romanian peasant adorned and prolonged the porch with a gazebo. Generally, the houses were painted white to capture the sunlight, but also blue – like in Vaslui, Tulcea, Alba counties – to drive out the mosquitoes. The household items have been purchased from the original areas and are authentic. The walls of the houses are covered with carpets, the floors are covered with carpets made from rags, beds have mattresses and pillows filled with straw, the bedclothes, the towels are hanging from the wall, three legged chairs, round table, clay bowls, spoons, painted icons on wood, crosses – are objects that were present in every Romanian peasant house. The Romanian peasant made the roof of the house from wood, reed or straw. The outdoor section of the Golesti Museum is a unique place where traditions, crafts and ancient beliefs meet today’s generations. At our museum there are houses from all the ethnographic areas of our country. It is a representation of Great Romania, and especially it is a meeting place for visitors of all ages. It is a magical place where you go to the alleys of an authentic Romanian village, feel the smell of baked bread and freshly boiled milk, which urges you to enter one of the houses, to salute its mistress good day and to sit at the table. At the Golesti Museum you can live the authentic Romanian traditions.