This is a model of a traditional North German farmhouse. These are large reed-thatched buildings combining living quarters, stable and barn. Building of this type were used since the Late Middle Ages and could equally well be used for any time after that, including the Napoleonic period or for a wargame with Warsaw Pact tanks rolling cross the North German plain.
Houses with natural clay walls were used up to the end of the 19th century. Some have been preserved as museum.