Thursday, May 14, 2009

Making Do With What Is Here

The riding trails in the valley are sprinkled with hand-built huts used by the farmers to shelter their water buffalo, cows, sheep and donkeys during the days while the men work in the fields. They also provide shelter for the farmers from the sun of summer and the chilly winds of winter. These shelters are built of whatever happens to be at hand and in this case it was some old discarded floor tiles and mud. It's all about recycling.

1 comment:

Dina said...

What a great re-use of what we (and probably you?) call balata.
Such old shelters of stone once used by farmers dot the terraced countryside around my place too, but now sadly unused and some crumbling.

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