Life in Mud Houses

The Story of evolution is well known to all of us and history tells us about how man used to live over the trees in the beginning when he cared for food only but then eventually he got the idea to shelter himself. Archeological evidences tell us about how man learnt to live in the caves and later started constructing his own house and eventually after thousands of years we are here, living in this commercial world.

Our country india has a rich tradition in mud architecture. Modernization in india began much later than the other European nations. About 70% of the Indian population still live in villages.

Village people are known to live in harmony with nature, they are peace loving people.The village people are supposed to live a simple life. But the living standards of almost all the societies are changing at a very rapid rate and so is the case with Indian villages. Change is the law of nature and this change is clearly observable.

Westernisation and Modernization have a deep impact over the Indian culture. It may be good in one sense but bad in the other.

We no more live in a kacccha house, there are only a handful of people left who still prefer living in a mud house. These modern developments have completely changed the primitive cultures and traditions which are losing their value. Mud houses are now constructed only in remotest of the areas where carrying cement and other plaster material is not humanly possible. Only a few villages are left in our country which don’t have direct access to roads and once this is done, living in a mud house will be a far away dream then.

Constructing a mud house is an art and we are losing it. We have made enough advancement in engineering but the skills our ancestors had are incomparable.

There are many benefits of living in a mud house. They don’t use any chemical material in their construction and hence there are no allergic problems and infections. Clay, sand, bamboo, wood and stone are the main building materials. Another important feature is their insulated character, which keeps these houses cool in the summers and warm in the winters. A kaccha house is also shock resistant to a very large scale and hence it is much safer even if we are inside during a earthquake.

Mud houses are either left deserted or are replaced by new ones using the modern construction materials. Today only a few laborers or very poor ones have these houses and it is their fate rather than their wish living there.

There are still many places where you find this type of houses but a few years more and this tradition will be completely over.

Today these are found only in some Asian and African countries that too in very few numbers.

My wish is to own one someday 😊…!!

28 thoughts on “Life in Mud Houses

  1. Most welcome on my blog,dear!!with love.

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  2. Yeah.beautiful mud house n many forieghers are enthusiastic to see tnem every years because these remid them mently peace.westernizatio n mordnization have fill up muds in thier mind.😆

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    1. haha.. sabko suukooon chaiye aaj ke waqt mein,aur wo zaruri bhi hai

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  3. Good going boy 😍

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  4. Vry nyc..hlpful also..keep it up😍

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  5. A very interesting and thoughtful post as well as great images.
    Thank you for visit my blog and for following, I´ll do the same 😚

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  6. Thanks sharing wonderful details. :))

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    1. 😊😊I’m glad you liked the details sir 🙏

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      1. Gain is mine. :))

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      2. Thanks sincerely. :))

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  7. You have such a good blog. Just in few days you have managed to get so many likes, views and followers. Plus it looks like you know exactly what type of content you want for your blog. You are doing good! It took me months to get a fifty followers and still don’t get as much likes as yours. Well, each one has his/her own path. I’m happy with my blog. But I’m sure you’ll reach where you want to with your blog very soon! All the best to you 🙂

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    1. thank you so much dear. i love to stay close to nature. l love birds and animals, my masi ji still calls me junglii😂😂.. but I’m happy with that and in one again thank you for your time and appreciation.

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  8. Excellent article, I enjoyed the read and the pictures so I am going to reblog this article for you.

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    1. i thank you so much for your kindness and appreciation.

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  9. Reblogging to sister site “Timeless Wisdoms”

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