In the far-flung North-eastern parts of India, the homes are simpler, more cost-effective and fully functional…..the exact structure varies according to the tribe and region. In Manipur, the homes are built with locally available materials and are placed on stilts of wood. The stilts have at least 2 advantages—-the livestock live under the home and the uneven landscape is tackled in the best manner. At the back of the home, a washroom is used for bathing, with fenestrations in the wooden floor, for the water to drain to the ground bellow. The homes have a fireplace and sleeping areas, depending on the needs of the household. The vegetables are stored at the back of the home, in the open….
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