Block-making is usually a communal task, with all the men in the village working together (and enjoying strong tea from Niger)
Markus Yabani building a hut
Building the roof framework
Now with thatch added
Ibrahim Ɗanjuma thatching
Ibrahim_Wakiso building a granary. The mud is moulded together using the hands: each layer of a few inches in height is left to dry before the next is added
Granaries are built raised to prevent rainwater spoiling the corn, and the hens sleep in this space
'asu kuzila (bathing place). An early example of Cicipu writing!