Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Nile-side Village


I meant this to be a Wordless Wednesday post. Then I realised it needs an explanation.

It’s not a building site. It’s how families in rural Egypt acquire their homes and live. They don’t have mortgages. They save like mad and buy a plot of land. Then they build as much as they can afford. When the money runs out they stop and save again, to build on another storey. When the young ones grow up, they’ll move into the upper storey and have their own families. As families grow and can save more, buildings get higher. I believe it’s not unusual to have three or even four generations living one above the other.

4 comments:

MzzLily said...

I started to say, "We are so blessed" but then...

Jena Isle said...

These are like cube houses.Looks cute in the outside. Cheers.
I've surpassed yet another challenge at home,thanks for the concern. God bless.

Intelligence Is A Curse said...

Wow I didn't know that thanks for sharing! That style of living would definitely benefit the US economy. ("don't spend what you don't have")

jakill said...

Thank you all for your comments.

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