NATURAL HOMES – Himachal Pradesh, India ~
Ancient Kath Kuni architecture earthquake resistant, highly durable, beautiful & uses natural, local materials, mainly mud & interlocking layers of wood & stone. Flexible wooden braces instead of metal nails. Slate roof. Story-telling, culturally significant carvings. Reviving ancient architecture & supporting local craft. Restoring Kath Kuni houses & building new ones. Experimenting with substituting now rare local wood with fast-growing bamboo etc. Workshops for local wood carving skills revival.