A typical Peruvian house is tiny and basic. Many are built with straw roofs and concrete walls. In contrast, prominent individuals in Peru have highly elegant residences that tend to seem quite contemporary. Slum zones are notable in a few Peruvian towns, including Lima. These areas are extremely poor but contain many beautiful buildings.
In general, houses in Latin America are small because the region lacks natural resources for major projects such as building large houses on large plots of land. If you make money in Latin America, your house will also become rich because there's no such thing as a poor person in Latin America. Even if a family has only $10 a month, they can still afford a nice house because nothing expensive needs to be bought every year. A family who makes $30,000 a year could probably pay off their mortgage in five years!
Most houses in Latin America are one room attached to another. The living room connects to the kitchen through an entranceway or "patio". There may be one other door connecting the two rooms. The bathroom usually has no door and is located outside, next to the kitchen or garden.
Houses in Latin America are typically made out of clay or stone. When wood is used instead, it's generally imported wood from North America or Europe.
Peru boasts a greater diversity of flora and animals than most other countries on the planet due to its diverse habitats. For a variety of reasons, Peruvians have had less of an influence on their natural environment than many other countries, and most of this ecosystem has remained untouched. In fact, 80% of Peru is made up of pristine rainforest and desert lands. Only 20% of Peru is used for agriculture.
The country's geography also makes it unique. From the highlands to the coast, there is something for everyone - from snow-capped peaks to remote beaches.
In terms of culture, too, Peru has much to offer. There are hundreds of languages spoken in the country, many of which are still not understood by anyone else. The majority of people are of Spanish descent, but there are also important populations of indigenous people in certain parts of the country. They make up about 15% of the population in areas where there is lots of land available.
How did Peru become a nation? The history of Peru is full of tragedy and glory. It has been taken over by several foreign powers over the years, first by Spain and then by Mexico. In 1824, Peru gained its independence from Mexico. But only a few years later, it was invaded by another foreign power - Brazil.
To make matters worse, floods from an El Nino event occurred around this period in Peru. Poverty was at an all-time high, and Peruvians who were constructing homes were unable to complete them. The savings they expected to use to create and grow were worthless. There were no funds available for building projects.
Today, more than 70 percent of the population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to rise to over 80 percent by 2050. Peru has one of the fastest growing economies in South America, but its infrastructure is not able to cope with these changes. There are several reasons why so many buildings are left incomplete, including poverty, disease, death of builders before finishing projects, war, etc.
In conclusion, many buildings in Peru are left unfinished because there are not enough resources available to finish them. However, despite this problem, Peru has many beautiful buildings!