A display of traditional Tanzanian dwellings and a modern housing estate provided an interesting contrast in the suburbs of Dar es Salaam this week.
TRADITIONAL HOUSES, EXTERIORS OF HOUSES ON MODERN ESTATE, INTERIOR OF NEW HOUSES.
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Background: A display of traditional Tanzanian dwellings and a modern housing estate provided an interesting contrast in the suburbs of Dar es Salaam this week.
The thatched African village huts in the museum are made of mud and wattle. Huts of this type are still widely used by people in the Tanzania countryside. The grotto majority of people in the country are farmer, but as the Government policy of great industry takes effect, new modern housing estates are under construction or planned.
The Tanzanian Housing Corporation has completed 23 house in the housing development in Dar as Salaam. Eighty more of the European-style bungalows are planned or under construction. The house have only taken six months to complete and will be used by workers of the East Africa Harbours Corporation and the Tazama (Tanzania-Zambia) pipeline company. The house have three bedrooms, Kitchen, two bathrooms and living area and represent a high standard of living accommodation.