Six captivating ancient houses of indigenous Africans engineered beautifully

Maasai Houses – Kenya

One of the most famous indigenous group of people in East Africa are the Massai. Known for their extraordinary way of life and culture, another intriguing aspect of their society is the architecture of their houses. They live on the border of Kenya and Tanzania. Their houses are loaf shaped made of mud, stones, sticks and cow dung and urine. The circular kraals, as they are popularly known, are designed by women with the men helping them. The houses are gated using stones and sticks which prevent wild beasts from attacking them and their livestock. The houses can be huge and spacious depending on family size and wealth. The houses are airy and cool with well-planned rooms.


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