For many years we were observing the slow disappearance of wooden folk architecture from the landscape. What was common and usual in the past, is on the verge of extinction, nowadays.
Crossig the Polish-Czech border area (Klodzko Land, Orlické Mountains and Podorlicko) we can still find many folk buildings. Slightly different depending on the area, they stand out, like rare flowers, with their unique features, like steep roofs and crowned construction, and if we are lucky, we will also be able to spot their influence on the neighboring (newer) buildings, in the form of masonry walls.
Nowadays, these old houses are the subject of special care, especially in Czech Republic. In many villages you can find interesting examples of folk buildings. Habitants love these houses, by the way they they keep the original features, all the way through meticulous preservation, paint (original) and gardening.
On the Polish side, it is worth to visit the Open Air Museum of Folk Culture of Sudety Foothills in Kudowa-Zdrój which presents a few folk gems transferred from Klodzko Land area (can you imagine the complexity of moving whole buildings piece by piece?). If you want to see how it used to be in the countryside there, we highly recommend you pay this place a visit.