The early part of World War II was brutal to the country of Poland as Germany swiftly invaded their country side. As the Poles fought bravely to keep the advancing German army in check, many of the villages and cities were caught up in the bloody battles that ensued. With the eventual invasion of the Soviets from the East, Poland was unable to continue the fight and her government was forced into exile. During this time, Poland and many other Central and Eastern European nations had an abundance of small village communities that consisted of architecture dating back hundreds of years. Wooden and log homes with thatched roofs were common place in the daily village life of the time. This collection focuses on the rural life of this region. Even though, our models are based on Polish rural architecture, they can easily represent villages found in the Soviet Union, Baltic, and Slavic States.