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The Musgum Huts

The Musgum Huts
The Musgum Huts
These tall conical dwellings made of sun-dried mud have continued to fascinate visitors to the town of Maga in the Far North region of the country. Even more thrilling are the design varieties with some having a reverse-V shape, and others with geometric designs. Locally referred to as "Cases Obus", these huts stand tall as an undeniable proof of the architectural strength and creativity of the Musgum people, forming unique picturesque views waiting to be captured by a lens.

Apart from the striking nature of these huts, it is worth nothing that its decorative attributes exceed the mere purpose of external embellishment but are preconceived and adapted to good housing conditions like ventilation and climatic changes such as rainfall. They are considered an excellent alternative to cement due to the former's Eco friendly nature as opposed to the latter whose manufacturing emits carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. It is local architecture at its finest!


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