The large oblique slabs set up out of doors beside the cistern are the laundry installation for washing the clothes. In the north dry-stone wall was the tiny «orchard» with its sole lemon tree, planted recently. The Folegandriote «orchard» had just one tree, enclosed by a high, drystone wall to protect it from the strong winds.
At the end of the 19th century a new residence was built on the west side of the «thimonia», exemplifying the diachronic development of the local culture, with three spacious rooms: the parlour, bedchamber and kitchen. The floor was paved with whitish slabs, the small windows, the ceiling with stone slabs and beams and the roof have been renovated using traditional techniques and material. In the flowerbeds of the forecourt Folegandriote decorative plants have been planted.
Between the house and the cistern is a small, unroofed space with dry-stone walling which was the hen-coop. This Museum, portraying the way of life of a rural unit of the past, presents to the younger generation a knowledge of its identity, enabling it to observe the changes wrought by time on cultural, social and ecological conditions. Furthermore it offers material for study by Ethnologists and Folklorists interested in the sources of Hellenism.