Three families lived under the rock of Balma Boves, and each of them had a room with sparse furnishings. This included a bed with a mattress filled with leaves, a table, a chest, a stool and a baking trough as well as a stable with a cow, goat and donkey. In winter this was the warmest room and the whole family life and also the work was done in the room. In the evening you sat together by candlelight and slept in the stable. The children were also born in the stable. There was also a kind of cellar where milk was made into butter and cheese and wine was stored. In a drying room, chestnuts were dried or smoked over wooden grids so that they could later be used to grind flour. This room was also used as a kitchen because it was the only one where open fires could be lit.
All three families shared the source and water of the cascade. An common oven was used by each family according to a schedule. There was also a small chicken coop and a dog house in the settlement. People worked wood, stored hay as animal feed and beat grain. The children also had a place to play. Each family had three properties that were indispensable: a piece of forest with chestnut trees, pastureland, and a field where fruit trees and wine were grown. Donkeys and wooden sledges served as means of transport.