The dwelling in the Middle Ages and more recent times
The arch-beamed goahtti was the most common form of dwelling in the Middle Ages and up to the 1800s. Since then it has been used mostly as lodging during hunting or fishing.
The community goahtti, that housed both people and livestock, is from a more recent time than the arch-beamed gamme, and was common in the Sea Sami areas from the mid 1800s.
In opposition to the round arch-beamed goahtti the community goahtti has four straight poles in the corners and a square floor.