Petrești is located 43 km from the city of Satu Mare, on the national road DN 19 Satu Mare –Oradea. The museum house is one of the most representative buildings of the traditional Swabian architecture. Built in 1881, it is positioned perpendicularly to the road, and it comprises 4 rooms, 2 halls, 2 kitchens, 2 cellars, and at the end, a stable for animals. It is fit alongside with a porch standing on wooden pillars fixed in iron soles. The pillars are decorated with fretted, floral ornaments at the top. The rooms are fit with pinewood furniture made by local craftsmen and painted with stylized floral and vegetal motifs specific for the Swabs. Utensils used in the household textile industry are displayed here, too: crusher, tow comb, distaff, reel and loom. The household comprises also the corn storage continuing with a large-sized construction, the barn that houses the farming tools.