Anonymous asked in Home & GardenDo It Yourself (DIY) · 1 month ago

Why are some houses in third-world countries so sparse?

For example, some do not have dry wall.

6 Answers

  • Blearg
    Lv 5
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    My understanding is that the building codes and enforcement of building codes tend not to be as robust in countries with less capital to spare. 

    Essentially, people build with what they have, what they understand, and what they are able to get away with. Sometimes the latter is especially noticable. 

    Do note: I've seen some egregious examples of the cutting corners in the U.S. too. The outside may look up to code, but that doesn't mean the inside is. 

  • Bort
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Too many reasons to list. The most common reasons are land ownership and resources available near the shelters / homes such as soil quality, water, plants and trees as well as wildlife in the area. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    In tropical climates drywall would fall apart. But many people think drywall is a very inferior form of building associated with cheap public housing rather than robust, long lasting construction. People build with materials that are to hand and develop solutions that suit the them and their environment, and with nothing like the sort of carbon footprint that drywall creates.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Who needs walks. All you need is a roof over your head. There’s no mention about walls. 

    They’re poor so it’s not like they have a bunch of money to splurge on something that’s expensive.

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  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Firstly, this has nothing to do with books or writing. Secondly, "sparse" is not the word you're looking for. And lastly, "the third world" is an outdated expression that doesn't have any concrete meaning in this context. In poorer countries, the standards are quite different when it comes to construction. People who live in places where it's warm and damp wouldn't want drywall - that's a material that's much more suitable for temperate climates, so it's not a great example. 

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Third-world is an obsolete term. It started in World War 2 as unaligned nations and was modified to mean poor countries and now we say Developing or under-Developed countries. Most people there have less money. 

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