Shepherds’ Dwellings

The life on Velebit has been accompanied, or actually complemented, by the specificity of constructing residential and sacral buildings. Residential objects built on Velebit were in a large number of cases shepherds’ dwellings which met the needs of the seasonal arrival/departure rhythm of population and livestock from the coastal area to the mountain. The complexity of the construction of shepherds’ dwellings ranges from complex farms in the coastal area to simple, mountain-type, single-space huts. At some places on Velebit you can still see the remains of such dwellings or just their foundations.