What kinds of houses do people in Kenya live in?

What kinds of houses do people in Kenya live in?

The traditional house types in the countryside differ from tribe to tribe. Zaramo homes are rectangular and made of grass; rundi houses are beehive-like structures made of reed and bark; chagga houses are constructed of sticks; and nyamwezi are circular huts with thatched roofs. In Nairobi, people live in brick or stone buildings with concrete or tile floors. The houses are usually single story, but some are two stories high.

In terms of size, most rural households have between five and 15 acres of land. However, some farmers have as much as 50 acres. In Nairobi, many city residents own large houses with gardens, while others live in small apartments with little yard space.

Most Kenyans work on a household level. This means that wives often take care of the home and children while their husbands go to job sites outside the house. Although women now get equal pay for equal work, this is not always the case. For example, women still perform most of the farm labor and may not be paid equally to men for the same job.

There are also differences based on race. Black Africans tend to live in poorer conditions than whites, who can afford to buy homes with gardens and leave them empty for months at a time. Also, blacks are rarely given credit in business dealings and so often end up with less money than what was originally owed them.

What are houses like in Zimbabwe?

Traditional dwellings, particularly in rural regions, still have thatched roofs and mud walls, comparable to buildings dating back to Great Zimbabwe's stone-walled cottages. House walls in contemporary times are often made of coursed, sun-dried bricks, with rectangular doors and brush roofs. Ceiling fans are becoming more common.

In cities, houses are usually made of concrete. They often have flat roofs and walls up to six feet high. Windows are usually large glass panels set into the exterior wall, allowing in light but providing some protection from wind and weather intruders.

The size of houses varies depending on the wealth of their owners. Large houses with many rooms are considered important because they allow families to live separately yet remain close. These are usually found in urban areas where space is not limited.

Smaller houses are located in rural areas where land is scarce. Sometimes several small houses are built together for a family group called a "compound".

People also use house plants to decorate their homes. In wealthier neighborhoods, you will often see flowering trees and shrubs outside people's houses. This is called "planting", and it is one way people show off their status.

In smaller towns, gardens are often filled with vegetables and fruits that grow well within the warm climate.

What kinds of houses do the Zulu people live in?

They do not have access to basic necessities such as clean water and power. Their dwellings are either round (rondavels) or rectangular in form. Their dwellings are generally composed of mud or concrete blocks, with a thatched roof made of grass or iron sheets. There is usually only one door and one window per room.

Zulus traditionally lived in small groups called "intan", which consisted of the family members and some close friends. Today, they live in villages that may contain thousands of people. Although they have many laws that they must follow, there is no police force to enforce them. Each village has a chief who rules by consensus but if necessary can also call for help from outside the community. In times of war, the king can appoint a commander-in-chief who will lead the army.

The Zulu culture is based on the principles of respect for others and work ethic. They believe that you receive what you give and so they try to be generous with their praise and criticism. Children are important in this culture and they are expected to help support their families by doing chores and studying. Education is highly valued and children are taught music, art, language, mathematics, and science.

As far as religion is concerned, it is mainly centered on the belief in a supreme being called "Umngqusho". He created us all and wants the best for us.

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