16 June 2017 : Endangered Typical Nepali Traditional House -Batule Ghar /Ghumaune Ghar (circular house)
The Ghumaune Ghar is basically belongs to Darai people, one of the indigenous ethnic community of Nepal. BesideDarai, people from other races are also found to be followed the same architecture. For instance, GhumauneGhar are still found in existence in Ramkot Village (another indigenous ethnic community village of Nepal – the Magars) in Tanahun District near Bandipur town.
“In recent time, in the race of modernization the traditional architecture being lost and rare to witness such BatuleGhars. And it has become more tourist attraction.” To preserve the tradition and promote the village tourism , construction of such houses with providing sufficient windows, larger floor areas and kitchen exhaust system by using the local natural material (avoiding cements and iron rebars) can be revived.
Ghumauneghar is typical traditional house made of wood and scrub. The walls of the house are plastered with a mixture of mud and khar (a kind of plant scrub) on both inside and outside. Inlet of air is made with just small holes no windows are provided. In general such house contains four rooms, namely bhansa (kitchen), majheri (common room), Bhadar (guest room) and sikuwa (sleeping room). The roof is made of Khar (scrub) in umbrella style.