Throughout history people have been building their houses based on their unique surroundings and their climate. Igloos are built in the coldest climates of the world, tents in the hottest places and the story continues like this. Bricks were not always present and they dominated the design of town houses. Even after the modernization of our civilization, some areas remained as they were, with the houses being built the old, traditional way. It is very important to have knowledge of the materials people used to build these houses, since that’s the only way that we are going to appreciate what we have.
1. Cave homes in Tunisia were built from sandstone.
They can keep you comfortable all year long in every temperature.
2. Rondavels in Lesotho, South Africa are made from natural materials gathered by the surroundings.
They were originally used for hunting lodgings.
3. Yurts in Kyrgyzstan are portable tents that were originally made of animal skin and were used for limited amounts of time whenever needed for shelter.
4. Underground Houses in Coober Pedy, Australia were made to protect people from the extreme heat that reaches 45 degrees Celsius.
It really helps keep the space cool
5. Igloos on Buffin Island, Canada are widely known as housing constructions out of icy snow used as temporary houses for the locals.
Isn’t that impressive?
6. San Francisco is known for its Victorian houses with their bay windows and colorful exterior design.
7. Adobe buildings in Acoma, New Mexico were made of adobe bricks back in the 17th century, with more than 300 of them still existing.
What do you think of that one?
8. Tiny houses in Portland, Oregon became a trend for those who want to downsize and live in less space-consuming places.
I consider Victorian houses one of the best pieces of architecture that exist. There is nothing more sad for me to see old houses with incredible architecture being torn down or abandoned to the point that their uniqueness is being lost.