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Tukul is a traditional tatched roof hut, very popular in Ethiopia. It is very characteristic for rural setings. It is basically with a circular floor and wall, and conical shaped roof. Any type of available wood, eucalyptus plank commonly, is used for the wall construction and roof support. The wall is reinforced with crop stocks, mainly maize and sorghum, and is usually plastered with mud (sometimes mixed with cow dung and ash) for the second coating. Roof construction is made with grass and bamboo combined with thin wood planks. The floor is plain earth and simply puddled with mud. Grasses are used for thatching.

on the basis of article: A.Kumie & Y.Berhane - Crowding in a traditional rural housing (Tukul) in Ethiopia

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