also known as front porches are very useful in everyday village life because
they are a covered space. Instead of building a separate structure for a particular
function, the verandah can be utilized for many household activities.
including fixing fishing nets, sewing, pounding maize, cooking, etc.
verandah spaces are built
are extensions of the house and are achieved by using different spaces. One
or a combination are used to achieve this.
verandah is a space which transitions one from the inside to outside or vice
verandah is almost always raised. The base offers protection from rain entering,
and as a base for support.
use of poles allow for a protected space which is outdoors. A cantilevered roof
will not allow a large overhang.
following pictures are a few examples of the variety of verandahs that exist.