“The short trees and sparse undergrowth which surrounded the men’s village gave way to giant trees and climbers which perhaps had stood from the beginning of things, untouched by the axe and bush-fire,” (59). This description shows the type of environment that the Igbo people live in. Their villages are clearings of farmland which are surrounded by dense forests.
GHORFA LIFE Bernadine V. The terrain of Southern Tunisia is as different as night and day, the desert providing a stark contrast from the lush Mediterannean feel of the North. This village Ghorfa in Ouled Soltane is made from mud and stucco, reached only by a ladder to ward off intrusions from warring villagers
The Musgum houses in Cameroon are made from compressed sun-dried mud. Their dome shape are very close to the catenary arch, the ideal mathematical form for maximum rigidity with a minimum of material. As well as being decorative, the raised pattern on the outside wall contribute to the drainage of rain and access to the top of the building for regular maintenance of the coating.