This house constructed of burnt bricks was a very large home that was under construction. Bamboo poles are tied to gum poles using string. A font porch is part of the home with the roof supported by wood poles.
This roof was of a bar/ resturant. The roof was massive in size and used grass from Salima, which is a highly desired grass.
This home is being constructed with a bamboo frame tied together with string and will be plastered over with mud.
The existing home is constructed with burnt brick but a new structure is being built with bamboo. Large pieces of bamboo are cut to size, placed into the ground and notched at the top.
This house is constructed with sun dried bricks which was then plastered over with a mud. A front verandah has two poles supporting the roof overhang.
A house which is built with a bamboo and reeds frame which is tied together with sisal. Mud will be packed into the spaces and then plastered over.
A small corner porch is part of this home which is constructed with burnt brick.
The structures in this compound are built by creating a wood frame and then plastering over it with mud.
This structure is built with mud on a frame made out of poles. This structure was in dire need of repair and a new layer of plaster.
A simple home with a verandah that is raised just barely off the ground. The wood supports are quite big. There are decorative patterns painted at the base. The door frame tapers from top to bottom .
This home is quite small but is entirely decorated with paintings.
This home which is constructed with burnt bricks, is built on top of a platform of rocks. The base is plastered up to a meter and the rest is exposed brick.
The front of this structure is plastered over and has a white band with decorations. The sides are left unplastered to show the burnt brick .
View of the roof structure above the hallway.
View down a hallway of a home constructed with burnt brick.
Cose up of roof structure, bamboo split in half is connected to bamboo poles.
Window is constructed of reeds and has a decorative pattern above in bricks.
The thatch is being tied to the roof poles using string. No plastic layer is used.
Thatching a roof starts at the bottom and works up to the top.
Detail of roof framing, the ridge pole is supported by a wood pole not bamboo.
Bamboo split in half is tied to bamboo poles.
Close up of wall construction using bamboo.
Bamboo poles are placed into the ground.
Bamboo poles are placed into the ground for support.
Bamboo poles ready to be used in construction.
Tops of vertical bamboo are nothched to hold horizontal bamboo pole.
Man constructing a structure made of bamboo and will be plastered over.
Underside of roof showing layer of plastic on bamboo supports.
Corner of home with decorative band.
Bamboo poles in the foregroung getting ready to be plastered like the walls in the background.
Bamboo frame is constructed and mud is being placed to fill the gaps.
Close up of mud filling the gaps of the bamboo frame.
Vine used to tie the bamboo poles together.
Underside of roof framing in the corner of the verandah.
Base of the home uses stone, which is not common.
The roof of the kitchen extends out, providing and outdoor but covered area to cook.
Front of the house is plastered but not decorated.
View of the front verandah which is covered by a roof structure.
Bamboo framing is showing through the wall. The mud wall has been washed away.
Roof structure overhanging the wall to give some protection against the rains.
View of front verandah, the clearence is very low because the front walls should be higher.
Kitchen with a roof starting construction.
Close up of a wood support with a painted decoration in the background.
Decorations painted on the wall.
This structure is constructed of mud on bamboo. Only the front is plastered and decorated.
Decorations painted on the wall.
Close up of connection between main ridge pole and it's support. The support pole is bigger than the other vertical poles.
Roof structure on the verandah. A bamboo pole is the major support.
View of a home constructed with burnt brick and having a stone base.
Front of the home is plastered and decorated.
Decorative painting on the front of the home.
Small window openings for security concerns.
Roof structure being supported by burnt brick wall.
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