Hakka round earth building
My X mas holiday trip to Hakka village in Meizhou,China .I like to share a brief history of this building.
This earth building is called “Fa Ngok Lau” It was build in 1608
It is 3 stories tall and had 40 rooms.This is “group oriented “ residence with one main entrance.There is a huge central courtyard where all the doors and inner windows are open.At ground level is used as kitchen and dinning room. On second floor ia a store room.The rooms on the third floor are bedroom.The rooms in each level are identical.
Each family occupies the one vertical unit.Each room is about 10 square metres. At ground level there is no window for defence purpose.The wall is one metre thick