The Typical House in Rural Uganda

Monday, November 21, 2011  at 6:58 AM
 uganda house
A typical Ugandan farmer’s home—mud walls built around a brick or wood frame, a tin roof (generally preferred over the traditional straw roof), a separate building for the kitchen (seen at the lower left here) and another separate building for the toilet, called a latrine

clay bricks uganda
Bricks are made by hand from local clay and sand

cactus fence uganda
Fences surround the compound (the name for the house, kitchen and latrine) and are often made from living cacti

rural uganda
Since Uganda lies right on the equator, the sun rises at 7:00AM and sets at 7:00PM every day, all year round—this is the view from the front door of the house we stayed in
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