- A TikToker surprised many when he shared a video of how Africans built their homes with mud as the building material
- The video showed an African woman plastering mud on the wooden frame of a structure that will be become her home once it completed
- After they saw the video, a few internet users had conflicting views, and they shared their opinions in the post's comments
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A TikToker with the handle @mediajourney amazed many when he shared a video showing how some Africans built homes out of the mud. He posted the video with the caption, "Africans build houses out of the earth".
The video showed an African woman who plastered mud on a wooden frame of a structure that would become her house once it was completed.
Watch the video below.
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Several African communities built their houses with local eco-friendly materials such as mud, wood and raffia palms for many years. However, Africans now adopt contemporary building materials such as bricks, blocks, shipping containers, and 3D printing.
Netizens react to the video of the mud house
Several netizens expressed mixed reactions when they saw the video and took to the post's comments to express themselves. YEN.com.gh compiles some responses below.
This is just a bold generalisation. I am African, and we don't do such. Africa is a big continent with so many countries
It's so cool to use the earth instead of harmful things
I would like to see it completed
Debra Arizona added:
This is very smart
C Butter opined:
Ghanaian man living in mud house expresses disappointment after landlord increases rent by 60 per cent
In an earlier story, YEN.com.gh wrote about how a Ghanaian man objected to his landlord's intention to raise the rent by 60% despite living in a mud hut. The man who appeared unhappy in a video on TikTok claimed that his landlord had refused to lower the rent. The video's viewers' opinions on the rent are still varied, with some urging the man to consider building his own home.
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