In Grythyttan, they came in many shapes and sizes, all with different sorts of elaborate detailing, ornaments and "gingerbread work". About 100 years ago, at time of the forest industry boom, houses like this were built all over the Swedish woodlands - and they stand to this day. I find them absolutely beautiful. The scallop church... I would be happy to live in a building covered in that favourite shape of mine.
But, looking at those Russian wooden houses, these appear to be the light version. Look at this. And if that weren't enough, there is always the Sutyagin House.