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To Build a Village Photos

Some photos from our To Build a Village project


Here are a few photos of what the children are working on:

Nusaybah's living room

Nusaybah's kitchen

Side view of Nusaybah's house

The infamous mud bricks

Here's the beginning of Hudhaifah's Earthship

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Marian Allen on October 27, 2011 2:10 pm

This is fabulous! The best of homeschooling. Makes me wish I were there. 🙂

Khadijah on October 28, 2011 3:31 am

Thank you, Marian. Everyone is having a LOT of fun playing in the dirt, our yard looks like it has been shelled.

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umm sakinah on October 30, 2011 10:42 pm

OOhhh ya rabb so beautiful, that really bring to me memories of my childhood, my grandfathers used to live a little bit far away from town and they had a mud’s house, and when I went to visit them I used to had a lot fun with the mud n my 11 cousins! Plus my aunts and uncles LOL, please ukht congratulate on my behalf to you daughter and son and give her a big busa! May Allâh protect all your family ameen

Khadijah on November 1, 2011 3:06 am

Oh yes, the children LOVE this part of the project. I was impressed how the younger ones figured out how to mold the walls without extra reading. The older ones, of course, are reading everything they can on mud and cob building. We have lived in more than one mud house here in Yemen, and I love them- they make you feel safe, alhamdulillah, solid and strong and earthy.
Eleven cousins! The benefits of having a large family- more people to play with, mash’Allaah.

Oum Assia on April 16, 2012 9:11 am

Mashalah , so nice and so natural ! alahuma barik .