The stable barn is the most common utility building of mountain farms. It is composed of the lower stable floor and above the spacious hay barn. The stable floor has usually a central entrance. This division continues also in the interior with the lateral bearing places for the cows. Usually stairs lead up on either sides of the stable door to the hay barn. The idea behind the scattered and multiply built stable barns was related to the properties often divided due to inheritance. In this way the cattle was brought to the hay instead the hay to the cattle. Today the stable barns can no longer be used for farming because of severer animal welfare regulations.