October 12, 2008 2:19am CST
do you think you could build a house from mud?in some parts of the world thats exactly how people make their houses.in places where there is life,where there is little rain,mud is an ideal building material.it is used to build all kinds of houses-from tiny huts to large mansions.some of the mud houses in india look like palaces!huge,colourful wall pictures,or murals,decorate the outside walls.wonderful designs of gods,men and elephants stand out from the white backgrounds to make each street look like a giant picture book.many old houses in germany and switzerland are painted too.just like the murals in india,they show pictures from religious stories or from folk tales.
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13 Oct 08
Here in the UK we have Barratt homes and the masive house building firms and in some parts of the world they prefer to use the methods that have always been known and have worked for their way of life.I am sure that they enjoy their residences as much as anyone else ,and if you take a look at those who live in ice houses ,the igloos,well you would wonder how on earth they would ever be comfortable.Recently in a television documentary Joanna Lumley was going around the frozen north,and she spent a night in an ice house,the bed was just a slab of ice,it had been carved from a wall,and she was somewhat worried about spending the night sleeping on it !but when she settled down for the night she said it was remarkably comfortable.But if you take a look around at some of the homes in the world,many are great architectural feats.How years ago did they manage to build the most enormous homes,mansions,stately homes,with using only man nad maybe horse power.The huge lumps of stone were man moved and everything was built using just basic tools..nowadays if you havent got thre latest Black and Decker gadget life is not worth living!
13 Oct 08
Yes I have not only seen but stayed in a house made from unbaked bricks and mud house in a village in India and believe me, these are a good place to live, in an environment of low water and electricity supply availability. These houses remain cool in summers and hot in winters without any air conditioning.
12 Oct 08
Yes, you certainly can build houses of mud. In Australia, there are quite a few people today making mud bricks and building their own homes with them. In ancient times, houses were also made with animal dung plastered on straw. It's amazing how nature has always provided materials for shelter.
12 Oct 08
Dear friend, I had seen a resort called huts in Kerala in India too have made houses as you mentioned but it really cool inside and it gives a feeling of staying inside a cave. I hope it is much eco-friendly way to build houses and also much cheap too. May it might be much suitable to Indian climates too. But the lasting of this houses or huts too is not guarenteed.