Jake has challenged us to show examples of unique homes. Sometimes a home is unique only because I am not familiar with the style but it is very common within its context. Other times, a home is unique within its context. This is the summer home for families who take their herds up to the mountain pastures to graze at Son Kul, Kyrgyzstan. We stopped at this home because our guide had been told they were milking their mares. It is the end of April and it is snowing.
Here is a post on our breakfast bed and breakfast: https://imissmetoo.me/2012/07/02/our-bed-breakfast-yurt/
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Sometimes a way of living is very solitary. These photos were taken at the mountain plateau of Son Kul in Kyrgyzstan. Families spend the summer months living in yurts and grazing their livestock. There is no electricity, no running water, and from what I observed the only way to get to their home village would be on horseback through the pass and down the mountain. They move here in a hired truck.
To view more posts on the subject of solitary visit http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/