Mud homes with sloping, tiled roofs are a common sight in the Madhya Pradesh countryside. While the
Mud homes with sloping, tiled roofs are a common sight in the Madhya Pradesh countryside. While thecolour of the paint on homes varies regionally, the clay-tiled roofs are very similar. Shelters for cattle are also built alongside. Some tribal communities decorate the external walls of their homes with patterns or animals that are important to their culture. In the front porch of homes, families engage in their craft work. Windows are practically absent in these rural homes. In the absence of ventilation, smoke from the kitchen goes out through the interlocking earthen tiled roofs and the gaps between roof and walls. Implements are basic, and hand measurements are used for the construction of these structures. Such vernacular architecture is fast disappearing across the country, as people now move to building more stable and permanent brick and cement homes.