Nepali Homes : Photos, Designs, Decoration, Information & Facts

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Nepali Homes : Photos, Designs, Decoration, Information & Facts

Population growth is an increase in the number of people in a particular place in a particular period of time.Nepal is unable to invest and mobilise saving in productive sectors. Whether it is the money earned within the country or the money received through remittance, people either save in a bank or spend buying land, gold or vehicles. These are unproductive sectors. Uncontrolled investment on land and housing is unproductive and dangerous for the economy.

As rapid growth or overpopulation exerts undue pressures on overall health, educational, cultural, economic, security, aspects and supply of drinking water, food, housing, clothing and entertainment means and resources, quality of life degrades. Rapid population growth degrades the quality of life.

Housing or House in the Nepal

There is 3 geographical regions in Nepal. We can see differents styles, designs, decoration of these 3 different regions of Nepal.

Mountain Region

Most of the houses are single-storeyed and made up of stones and wood. The houses have flat roofs with small doors and windows. This keeps the house warm and protects from strong winds.

Hilly Region

hills nepali home pictures

Most of the houses are made up of stone, wood and clay with sloping roofs. Houses have to slope and thatched roofs as it rains heavily in the hilly region. Houses normally have two storeys or levels. There are multi-storey buildings in towns and cities. You can see the above picture how the designs are there in Nepali hills and mountain region’s homes.


Terai Region

two boys acting maa durga and demon Ravan in front of Terai Madhesh Nepali home picture

People in the villages live in small huts with thatched roofs made up of bamboo, straw and clay. Houses are joined or very closely located. Doors, windows and walls of the houses are usually decorated with pictures of animals, birds and flowers. These houses look very unique and peculiar. There are modern buildings in the towns and cities.


Low-Quality Housing or Settlement:

A quality housing requires a yard, electricity, enough sunlight, fresh air. drinking water, drainage, road etc. There is the scarcity of such houses due to the huge growth of population. People are compelled to deserve in low quality houses or rooms with a large number of family members. In order to fulfill the demands of housing, forest areas are destroyed for settlement, As a result, there occur landslides, floods, soil erosion, drought and famine. Such a phenomenon causes harm to human beings.

Wall Painting or Decoration in Nepali Homes

Painting done on clothes is called scroll painting. Clothes may be square, rectangle or long clothes like a tape. Such paintings are put or hung on the wall of a Nepali house, temple, palace, seminar hall or any other places such as a hotel. Generally, the paintings on the wall of a house, temple, palace, or a Bihar are called wall paintings. In the Terai region, Maithili and Tharu people paint their house walls with different figures. These are some of the common examples of wall painting in Nepal. Wall paintings are the oldest form of art. Cave paintings are found in different parts of the world, some of which are thousands of years old. We can see wall paintings in the walls of Terai or Madhesh.

kathmandu nepal nepali home picture with solar

Some Facts and Information about Nepali Homes or Houses

  • One can see well-kept houses and clean surroundings.
  • During a festival like Tihar, houses are decorated with flowers and decorative twinkling lights.
  • During Tihar, houses are cleaned, decorated with garlands of merry-gold flowers.
  • People make different drawings welcome the goddess into their houses.
  • On this occasion of Gyalpo Lhosar, streets and rooftops of houses and monasteries are decorated with colourful prayer flags.
  • Kirkpatrick, one of the earlier European historian of Nepal had truly remarked, “There are in Kathmandu nearly as many temples as houses and as many idols as inhabitants”.
  • Untouchability is one of the serious social problems in our society. Low caste people are regarded as untouchables. Such untouchable castes are prohibited from entering the temple and houses of high caste people.
  • Domestic violence is a gender-based social evil that occurs within the domain of a house or family.

Emailed by the Writer: Ramesh Khanal, Gorahi, Dang


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