These are some examples of the different styles of huts found in a Himba village in Namibia. Wood is scarce in this region, so many of the huts have walls made of a clay and manure mixture, and thatched roofs.
All of the huts I entered had dirt floors. The villagers I met both sat and slept on the floors of their huts.
The nice thing about the small huts–for me–was that I could be close to my subjects.
Many Himba villages are not permanent: when the distance from the village to their livestock grazing area becomes too great, the entire village gets moved!