Toda Hut


The href=""
title="Toda people">Toda people
are a
small pastoral tribe of less than 1,000 people who reside in the href=""
title="The Nilgiris">Nilgiri hills of Southern href="" title="India">India.
Shown here is a typical Toda hut, about 3 m (10 ft.) high, 5.5 m (18
ft.) long and 2.7 m (9 ft.) wide. They are built of bamboo fastened
with rattan and thatched. The hut has only a tiny (about 0.9 x 0.9 m, 3
x 3 ft.) entrance at the front, which serves as protection from wild

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That really is some pretty house-building. Thanks for finding it.