Reed Houses and Boats: Lake Titicaca, Peru
The Uru people living
around Lake Titicaca (the highest navigable lake in the world) build
their boats and houses out of reeds. Clusters of houses stand on
floating rafts, which are also made of reeds.
A blockhouse in Muskegon State Park, Michigan
typical pioneer fort was designed to defend the community from attacks
Early American settlers built long blockhouses to defend
themselves against Indians.
The logs were pierced with slits through
which defending riflemen could fire.
Celtic Hut: Wales, UKAn ancient Celtic hut, rebuilt in the original style
Cone-Shaped Thatched Hut: Burkina Faso
Round Clay Huts: Burkina Faso
The modern Mossis of Burkina Faso live in round clay/mud huts
with thatched roofs with some villages protected by mud walls.
Polynesian Thatched Hut
The natives of Polynesia
actually live in Tiki Village on Moorea Island in thatched huts.
way, they preserve crafts that are hundreds of years old.
Wood-Ribbed House: Cameroon
This house is made entirely of wood.
Yurts are traditionally used by
Kazakh villagers. They still live in Yurts and herd livestock as their
ancestors have done for generations. A yurt is a portable,
felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure used by nomads in
the steppes of Central Asia.
Palm Hut: Tuvalu
Traditional homes thatched with
palm leaves and some have open side to allow air to pass through.
Islanders of Tuvalu live in villages of open-sided houses
sloping roofs. The houses do not need thick walls because the climate
is warm all year round.
The thatched hut, called tukul, is divided by a partition.
The family is housed on one side and their cattle on the other.
Nipa House: Philippines
This house, typical of the
Philippine countryside, is built using nipa leaves and bamboo.
are processed and sewn into 'pawod', and used to cover the bamboo frame.
Stilt Houses: Benin
Stilts are common along rivers and in the coastal lagoons.
Glass House: Connecticut, USA
looking glass house was designed by Philip Johnson.
It has been
regarded as one of the world's most beautiful and yet least functional
The design of the house is often cited as a model example of the
Cave House: Italy
This cave-house in a shape of a human face is located on Bomarzo, Italy.
This cave house was built around 16th century.
Stone Houses: United Arab Emirates
These ancient stone houses can be found in United Arab Emirates.