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TRADITIONAL HOUSES, HOMES & HUTS OF ETHIOPIA

TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA. Discover the styles of traditional houses, clothing & traditions of Ethiopia's 85 + tribes on our etno- & ecotravels

 

Traditional houses, Homes & Huts of Ethiopia

Traditional houses, Homes & Huts of Ethiopia: Round thatched roof huts with mud-plastered or woven walls, Stacked morterless stone walled homes & houses, Extended family enclosed farm complexes; walled courtyard farms, are the most common structures.

Thatched roofs are made from grass, cut at the end of the wet season. Walls may vary from sticks, to coarse planks or mud-plastered walls to very sophisticated morterless stacked walls and mud-covered roofs.

 

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Dorze houses

Read all about the 15 different styles of Ethiopian Houses, their shapes, what they are made off, etc., like the sophisticated traditional woven houses of the Dorze or the stacked wall houses of Berhale. The Dorse houses are completely woven houses from the leaves of false bananas over a structure of bent branches. According to the villagers, the bottom parts of the huts are eaten by termites and over the decades, they slowly lose height and width; eventually they are used as utility shags.

 

TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Round hut in higlands Central Ethiopia TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Traditional hut Western highlands Ethiopia
TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Square hut Central plains highlands Ethiopia TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Traditional house Southern Ethiopia
TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Traditional house Central highlands Ethiopia TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Interior tradional house Central highlands Ethiopia

 

Food storage structures

Food storage is one of the oldest survival problems of mankind, and particularly continuing in Africa today. Many different structures have been invented. Usually, people try keep it off the ground, so that at least no-climbing animals are kept out of the food stocks. All sorts of different structures can be notices by the attentive observer.

 

TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Grain storage huts central Ethiopia TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Food storage hut central Ethiopia

Food storage mini-huts on the central western plains.

 

A square food storage hut in South Western Ethiopia

 

TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Food storage of the Hamar People, Southern Ethiopia TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA:  Food storage in Southern Ethiopia

Food storage huts of the Hamar people.

 

Mursi People huts

The Mursi build some of the most primative huts.

 

TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Dome shaped grass huts of the Mursi People in Mago National Park, Ethiopia TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Wind and dust proof hut of the Afar people in the Danakil Depression

Very simple round grass huts on a frame of bent sticks are made by the Mursi People in Mago National Park.

The Afar live in the Danakil Depression with fears dust winds and need dust and wind-proof huts.

 

TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Interior traditional restaurant Ethiopia Traditional houses of Ethiopia: Interior roof traditional restaurant Southern Ethiopia
TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Interiortraditional  roof restaurant Konso Ethiopia

The internal roofs of thatched structures are always fascinatingly beautiful and homey.

 

Tigray flat-roofed stone houses

Tigray is the province that has been exposed to the Mediterranean for more that 3 millenniums and it should not be surprising that that  this is reflected in the construction of neatly designed square stone houses made of stacked stone walls and enclosed farms and often walls encircles farm houses.

 

TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Squaire stone houses in Berahile, Tigray, Ethiopia TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Traditional farm with earth covered roof in Tigray, Ethiopia
TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Traditional farm within enclosure and earth covered roof in Gheralte, Tigray TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Traditional farm in Gheralte within enclosure and earth covered roof
TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Traditional farm within enclosure and earth covered roof TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA:  Traditional farm in Tigray within enclosure and earth covered roof
 

Tukuls in Lalibela

Tukuls are round two-story houses in Lalibela: made of morter-built stone walls with thatched roofs.

TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Tukuls are round two-story houses in Lalibela TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Traditional round stone house with thatched roof in Lalibela

 

Hamlets of enclosed farms around Ankober

In the region of the former capital of Ethiopia, Ankober, rural communities live in hamlets of enclosed farms.

 

TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Thatched roof on farm near Debre Birhan town TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Traditional houses of Ethiopia: Traditional farmers hamlet within enclosure with stone and plastered walls

Artistic thatched roof in the Ankober region

Extended family home complexes near Ankober.

 

TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA: Hamlet of farms of Guhi pastoralists at Borana Plain, Ethiopia TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF ETHIOPIA:  Guji migrant pastoralist hut at Borana Plain, Ethiopia

Traditional houses Ethiopia: Sedentary Guji pastoralist huts in hamlet at Borana Plain, Ethiopia.

Guji migrant pastoralist hut at Borana Plain, Ethiopia

 

 

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