“Hand Hewed Home”

TANZANIA Through Harold’s Lens:

The Maasai live in mud walled one room homes with an earthen floor and a grass thatched roof.

Everything to build their home comes from the land.

Only the women build the home.

The men are not involved.

This Maasai woman was building her home, layer of mud on top of layer of mud.

After taking a few photos I asked her if I could help and next thing I knew her hands and mine were immersed in a pile of mud hewing the sides of her new home.

What a rich bonding experience!

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