Swaziland Vernacular Architecture
House on Fire
I had the opportunity to travel with a women's group as they traveled into the mountains. With a guide I was able to stop at ten homesteads to ask permission to take pictures.
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Arial view of the area visited. The area is off the main road up in the mountains and was quite rural.
My guide and interpreter taking me down rural roads and visiting homesteads.
Home under construction.
Roof constructed of wood poles ready to be thatched.
Interior view of home being constructed. The interior walls have just been plastered.
Vernacular structure and roof.
Close up of top of thatched roof. The top is "tied" to seal the roof.
Rocks are used as filler inside a wood framed wall. The interior and exterior will be plastered over with mud.
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