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The basque house or ETXE constitute the central element of the Basque society.

It's first of all functional and constitutes a place of life, to work and death.
In fact, originally, men and animals lived together in the ETXE,
where from their imposing proportions.

Its façade is usually exposed towards the East.
And they are habitually found the kitchen and the rooms in the South.

It includes thick walls, which assure freshness and humidity
throughout the year.