Assam-type house

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Assam-type houses are found in the Northeast Indian state of Assam and nearby areas. They are generally single-story houses, but sometimes double-story varieties can be found. The houses are built to be earthquake proof. The houses are made from different materials, ranging from wood and bamboo to steel and concrete.[1][2][3]


Before the arrival of the British in India, royal families in Assam lived in expensive, elaborately constructed houses, while the locals survived in huts made from mud-plastered bamboo walls and thatched roofs. The Assam type houses are a result of the arrival of the British in India. They assessed the environment and designed and constructed the houses that are now known as Assam-type houses.[3]


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  3. ^ a b "Amazing Facts About Traditional Assam Type House- RoofandFloor". RoofandFloor. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2018.