Indigenous homes are some of the most interesting and creative forms of architecture, as the people are looking to the earth and materials around them to source a home of their own. These mud built homes in Burkina Faso of East Africa are a prime example of utilizing natural resources.
The Kassena people call the village of Tiébélé home, and their building materials include straw, earth, and even wood. The structure is built with plenty of protection in mind– small front doors shield the natural elements as well as protect from invasions. But it’s the design elements that make for a truly inspirational and original home.
The mud facades are painted on, using chalk, colored mud, stones and a natural sealant from the locust bean tree to create an original piece of art that is also conducive of outlasting the rainy season. Beautiful!