Nalim and Namgay's grandson, Geltshin, watches a wood worker cutting traditional shapes into a piece of wood for a new Bhutanese house. The carpenters, from another village, have set up camp and live at the work site while they do the woodwork for a new house in the village of Shingkhey, Bhutan. Traditional three-story houses built of rammed earth dot the hillside village of Shingkhey, Bhutan. Nalim and Namgay's neighbor is building a new house for his family directly in front of his old one. Carpenters from another village build the wooden structures such as doorways, rafters, windows, and lintels. Villagers from each family come to help pound the dirt into wooden forms day after day, creating the walls of the earthen house. From coverage of revisit to Material World Project family in Bhutan, 2001.
- ©2001 Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com
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