"Al Hamra (Beehive Homes)" Syria Off The Beaten Path Tip by Doctor38

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These Desert houses are Ideal for the environment. It constructed from hay and clay. It is very worm in winter and cool in summer. I was told that it take 10 people one day to built one house. The one we visited and shown in these pictures is about 80 years old. very few of these house are being built these days. You can see miniature champers used as storage or animles

You can visit the houses as part of a tour from a Aleppo or Hama. We had a nice welcome from the family, spent half an hour and a cup of tea. This house we visited was located in Al Hamra 20 km away from Qasr Ibn Wardan

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  • Updated Feb 2, 2009
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