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A burdei or bordei (, ) is a type of half- dugout shelter, somewhat between a sod house and a log cabin. This style is native to the Carpathian Mountains and forest steppes of eastern Europe.

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Mennonite burdeis in the village of Gnadenau, Kansas, United States
(Frank Leslie's Illustrated March 20, 1875)


  1. "бурдей" in Etymolohichnyĭ Slovnyk Ukraïns′koï Movy (Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language), O.S. Mel′nychuk, Vol. 1, 1982.↩