Kotten in Northern Germany a simple house is generally called, in particular a Schleifkotten in the Bergi country. Kotten also the Heuerlingshäuser is called, which would excrement-eat inhabitants as Kötter or. Kotten are in principle like a Lower Saxony house built (two-stand house), have however less stand, are thus shorter. Usually the Deele from Giebel is enough to Giebel, which is void rear living section. Often were (find) several Kotten on the property of the large farmer.
In the heavy-rainfall Bergi country, beginning at the brooks and rivers, with that 15 became. Century numerous Kotten establishes, in which with the help of water power metal, in particular iron, was worked on. Bellows , mechanical forging hammers and whet-stones were propelled by water wheels.