Photos from Western Sahara
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Housing

Tent and Brick Houses
At the beginning there were only tents, but as time went on the Sahrawis built brick rooms separately one after another and now almost all families have several brick rooms. Many of them have only brick rooms, but many other families are still using a living tent.

- A standard dwelling unit composed of several rooms and combining brick fences with a courtyard within.
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- There is a question: A living room or a living tent? A tent is larger than a brick room, therefore comfortable for a large family, but needs more maintenance and repairs.
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-- Combination of tent and brick rooms
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-- An admirably mended tent, almost a work of art. But it must have cost much time and labour.
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- Living room
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- Sleeping room
Entrance
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Bedding with two blankets, one used as a sheet, another as a cover
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Folding blankets
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Piling up blankets
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- Kitchen
-- The kitchen entrance and the lavatory room right behind
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-- A gas cylinder put up outside the kitchen wall, on its left a brazier which is still used, now and then, for heating or tee ceremony
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- The lavatory is used also as shower room.
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- A summer dome. The wall of this particular construction can be thicker than the ordinary one in the area. It is, therefore, more comfortable during the extreme high temperature in summertime.
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- House building with sun dried bricks
-- A hole for a lavatory
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-- Getting plaster for brick walls
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-- Constructing brick walls
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by wsnomad | 2008-12-29 00:00 | Housing
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