Finally the stove was moved into an enclosed kitchen rather than being in a Flett or open hearth at the end of the hall.
The Low German house is similar in construction to the neolithic longhouse, although there is no evidence of a direct connexion.
This is considerably different from all-in-one farmhouses elsewhere in Germany and Europe which are built with traditional transverse divisions, as in the Ernhaus, not to mention other common farm layouts where the farm comprises several buildings with different functions, usually around a farmyard.
The Low German house first emerged towards the end of the Middle Ages.
The German name Fachhallenhaus is a regional variation of the term Hallenhaus ("hall house", sometimes qualified as the "Low Saxon hall house").