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Inside an Akha House
Akha houses are practical living places, close together on the inside, everything handy where it is needed, many items made of wood including the house itself.
Posts of wood or bamboo, roof of grass thatch.
One to two fire places fill the work area of both sides of an Akha divided hut, the men's and the women's.
An Akha hut has two doors, one to the front porch, one to the rear. Houses are built by traditional Akha Orthodox rules, by the entire village.
Noteably, Christians even force the Akha to change how their hut is built.
Akha huts are repaired each spring or completely rebuilt every few years.
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