Seto farm architecture is characterized by compactness and regularity, as well as its simplicity and functionality. It is distinguished most by its closed, fortified plan: the buildings are arranged in a certain way around the moro or yard. These kinds of farms are called farm forts. In earlier days, this building logic protected one from intruders as well as curious gazes.
Traditional Seto architecture is also distinguished by its tsässons or Orthodox chapels. These small, fenced-in structures, nearly invisible in the landscape, reflect Seto building traditions well.