You Won’t Believe How People in Yemen Build Villages


By Richard K. Noots

Perhaps you’ve heard of adobe. No, not the photo production company. Adobe is a way to build structures out of mud. While usually this results in one story houses in most contexts, Yemen has taken it a step further. Many of their mud huts are more like mud skyscrapers. While they aren’t usually bigger than ten stories, that’s still a crazy impressive feat for mud. What’s more interesting is how the buildings are styled. Look familiar?

The village of Shibam!
1 shibam

The buildings look quite western, don’t they?
2 shibam


These buildings do require constant upkeep due to rain, however.
al hajarayn

Must be an interesting place to live.

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