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[:RU]House of poop and sticks.[:]

[:RU]As the image processing of a large Ethiopian journey continues to show how people live in this country, not the richest. Their «cottages,» you have seen living on the pavement under a dirty cloth, too, have seen, been a guest of wealthy Ethiopians, and today I’ll show you a house in the village farm (not the poorest) regions.

Despite the fact that the majority of people are busy, I have a job and a no income, their living conditions are far from decent. Without a piece of bread, of course, do not sit, but not with fat rage. This is very much in the first place, their clothes and homes of these people. Houses built of twigs, sticks and cow dung mixed with clay.
I wonder what shape these houses are often very different from each other. All kinds of forms we have not seen — and usually rectangular, and two-storey «cottage», and round, and even a tiny shack in which to turn around and not really get …


This is a typical Ethiopian village house. Square or rectangular structure, not very neatly overlapped sheet metal, natural brown, sometimes painted or paint, or simply covered with lime.
Glasses are not available anywhere else, except for the houses of wealthy citizens (who are sometimes one in the whole district). Windows in Ethiopia simply locked shutters

Houses made of shit and sticks

It looks like the structure of the wall.
The sticks stuck into the ground and fastened to each other by transverse poles. The gap between the poles are filled with a mixture of manure and clay. The strength of such a relative wall, insulation is not particularly needed, although the porous walls, in principle, should be warm.
In a post on the cottages, I was asked about the smell. He did not feel.

Houses made of shit and sticks

The output of the electric cable from the wall of the house. To safety in general nobody bother, connections and conclusions are often not isolated.
In a post about hotels, I’ll show you how it was or isolated compound cables around my room and a terrific outlet near the bed.

Houses made of shit and sticks

Someone has built himself a two-storey cottage

Houses made of shit and sticks

Public transportation and a fairly decent house in the background.

Houses made of shit and sticks

In the language of asking the name of the photo «Uncle Tom’s Cabin.» Here, the walls are decorated with an additional woven from palm leaves

Houses made of shit and sticks

Ethiopians often build houses for several families. So they manage to save a little on the walls and the roof.

Houses made of shit and sticks

Not all the houses look like in the picture above. Many try to ennoble and decorate their homes as they can.
Some clay plasterers, someone covered with lime, some paint, and someone selects individual items with paint or fabric

Houses made of shit and sticks

The further you go to the south of Addis Ababa, the more homes vary in form from the usual rectangular. On the land that is inhabited by ethnic Burago and silt, the house is usually a round shape, built more solidly than what you have seen, and not covered with sheet iron and reed or straw

Houses made of shit and sticks

Although the principle of the construction of the wall is the same — sticks and clay with manure.
Windows are usually not at all. The only opening — door.

Houses made of shit and sticks

Sometimes I come across some interesting pictures on the walls Silt

Houses made of shit and sticks

Naturally, durability and weather resistance of such houses is not the highest. In case of strong winds and storms, walls and roof can be severely damaged, just like in the fairy tale The Three Little Pigs.

Houses made of shit and sticks

Average rustic farmstead in southern Ethiopia.

Houses made of shit and sticks

There several types of houses — a traditional village and a more modern right.

Houses made of shit and sticks

The farther away from the capital, the poorer villages. In the east, the land is not fertile and the people are very poor.
Their houses are very different from houses in agricultural areas of the country.

Houses made of shit and sticks

And farther to the tribes, the homes are becoming even more ascetic. Manure and clay they do not see, there are only a stick.
Therefore, the walls consist either of a tightly fitted to each other trunks and large branches of trees, or woven vines.
Cold in these areas does not happen, so the families can not afford to build such » leaky «home.
But the tribes are separate stories in which a little touch of home and aspects of their lives …

Houses made of shit and sticks

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