Traditional Nepalese Village Housing
Yesterday, @roelandp announced that #steemfest4 would be held in Thailand. At first I was excited by the prospect but this morning I feel less so, since I've already spent quite a bit of time in Thailand. I'm wondering whether there is somewhere on the way that I might want to stop at . . .
Now, had the Steemfest been organised in Nepal I wouldn't hesitate to return. Having said that, I've been told that it's changed massively since the time I was there.
Oh my, there's no pleasing me at the moment! 😢
Either way let's return to the theme of my trip to Nepal. These are some shots of the local houses, taken during my walk in the Himalayan foothills.
The basic design of these houses is holistic so as to be suited to the everyday needs of farmers.
An ideal Hill home is one with thick stonewalls, a ground floor kitchen, upper story bedrooms, an attic storage room, a spacious courtyard, veranda, and cozy and clean sheds for livestock.
If that quote is to be believed then many of the houses I saw were less than "ideal" since they were built from mud/clay and straw bricks rather than stone.
Most had thatched roofs and raised eaves. I also saw a number of bamboo and reed huts.
The majority of houses have two stories, like the ones in these photographs, but some contain only two rooms, a sleeping room and a room for cooking. I saw a few of these too.
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I wonder how many of these are still standing since these photographs were taken prior to the earthquakes in April and May 2015.
Hopefully they weren't too badly affected as they are a long way from Kathmandu.
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