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Koli Hut – Maharashtra

This hut is in the style of huts used by the Koli people of Alibagh, a seaside village by the Arabian Sea. The chief occupation of the Kolis is in fishing, and a Koli would live in such a hut. The building is a tribute to the central role of the coconut palm in the lives of this community. This hut doesn’t have structural walls as such; rather it has screen walls, which are made from woven coconut leaves and fixed to the wooden frame of the building. The roof covering is made of bamboo and coconut leaves. The rear portion of the hut is used as the kitchen and the front portion of the hut serves as the living room.