Cow-dung house stands strong

Two round cylindrical towers with thatched roofs stand out among ordinary brick houses in Indonesia's historical province of Yogyakarta.

Trees and lush plants circle the home. Its interior is bathed in green and orange light thanks to glass bottles slotted into the cow-dung-plastered walls.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 09, 2019, with the headline 'Cow-dung house stands strong'. Print Edition | Subscribe