A wooden house or cottage with overhanging eaves, typically found in the Swiss Alps.
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- Although the predominant style is the traditional log cabin, other styles range from Swiss chalets to upscale modern wooden condominiums.
- The wooden chalets reminded us of the houses in Himachali villages with the upper floors projecting beyond the ground-level ones.
- We poked around in abandoned wooden chalets and our guide told us of the time when laundry was done only twice a year, and bread would be baked on an annual basis and eaten after being dipped in hot soup or water before being consumed!
late 18th century: from Swiss French, diminutive of Old French chasel 'farmstead', based on Latin casa 'hut, cottage'.