The word “Borda” is typical of the Pyrenees, and it is commonly used as a geographical term, but the most common refer is to the typical rural buildings made of stone and wood. Bordas were used as haystacks, stables, refuges or store farm implements.
It was common in Andorra a hut outside a house, as opposed to the typical livestock farms that dedicated to the cultivation of land in Catalonia. A hut is a secluded rustic construction that usually consists of two floors and has a slate roof and stone walls. In Galicia and the Basque Country are similar constructions that have been called the “pazos” and “caserios”.