Reed Houses and Boats: Lake Titicaca, Peru
The Uru people living around Lake Titicaca (the highest navigable lake in the world) build their boats and houses out of reeds. Clusters of houses stand on floating rafts, which are also made of reeds
A blockhouse in Muskegon State Park, Michigan
This typical pioneer fort was designed to defend the community from attacks of Indians.
Early American settlers built long blockhouses to defend themselves against Indians.
The logs were pierced with slits through which defending riflemen could fire.
Celtic Hut: Wales, UKAn ancient Celtic hut, rebuilt in the original style
Cone-Shaped Thatched Hut: Burkina Faso
Round Clay Huts: Burkina Faso
The modern Mossis of Burkina Faso live in round clay/mud huts
with thatched roofs with some villages protected by mud walls.
Polynesian Thatched Hut
The natives of Polynesia actually live in Tiki Village on Moorea Island in thatched huts.
This way, they preserve crafts that are hundreds of years old.
Wood-Ribbed House: Cameroon
This house is made entirely of wood.