Earth houses in Burkina Faso

A quick, visual post, sharing pictures of these inherently, necessarily practical; beautifully and intricately decorated earth houses in Burkina Faso:

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Made from a mix of clay, soil, straw and cow dung, the mortar is layered to create walls thick enough to withstand both extreme heat and rain. What’s so immediately attractive are the intricate patterns: painted onto the walls with coloured mud and chalk, these give each hand-crafted house a unique character.

All pictures courtesy of Design Boom; see more pictures and text here

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4 thoughts on “Earth houses in Burkina Faso

    1. findthedetails Post author

      Hi Emma, Thank you! I wish I could take credit for the pictures, but this goes entirely to Design Boom (you can go to their site via a link on the post). I was intrigued and fascinated by these houses when I discovered them, and wanted to share them: I’m so glad you enjoyed it! FtDx

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