Ladakh-Living spaces

The houses are built to suit the harsh  climatic conditions in this cold desert. They are made of sun dried  mud bricks,stones and timber and are well ventilated with mud and straw.Most are  two storied  with flat roofs  as there is hardly any rainfall.There are

also storage areas for firewood and fodder.P8130249P8140318P8160452P8130251

Many houses have  an adjoining pen.Found this charming sheep pen on the way and the lady of the house was gracious  and invited us inside.P8160453

This is a relatively new house.


The hotel we stayed in also has the characteristic colours.P8130312

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