Is there less courtyard wall of self-built house in south China because the convent wall will affect ventilation?Is it hot in summer and cold in winter

2022-06-17 0 By

I saw some netizens in the north on the Internet and asked, “Why don’t almost every house in the south have walls like those in the north?”The reason cited by a netizen has attracted a lot of praise. He said that the south is humid and sultry. If a tall courtyard wall is built, it will affect the ventilation and lighting.The reason for not building the wall, the climate as an excuse, amused me.It is true that the climate in the south is somewhat humid, with sultry summer and cold winter, but this is not the main reason why the rural areas in the south do not build their own houses.I am a native of Fujian province. Based on the situation of self-built houses in rural areas of my hometown and my experience of traveling to the north and south for many years, I believe that rural areas in the south do not want to build courtyard walls. It is really caused by the unique geographical environment and cultural concepts.My hometown is a village in Putian, Fujian province. In the late 1980s, most of the houses in my town had courtyards, but few of them had courtyard walls.The main reason was that people in the town were not well off at that time, so it would be nice to build a new self-built house instead of wasting money on the courtyard wall.For example, the following houses are old ones in our town. The architectural style of these houses is typical of that time.As can be seen from the picture above, the old houses in our local area in the 1980s are also like those in the northern countryside, with courtyards in front of the houses for family life and rest.The building materials used in these old houses are stone on the first floor, adobe walls mixed with mud and straw on the second floor, and plastered with lime and cement on the external walls.In the past, old houses in the south did not build courtyard walls, because they did not have money to repair, or did not want to spend money, not to say that the building of courtyard walls will affect the ventilation of the house, resulting in hot summer.When he became rich, many old houses in the village also built courtyard walls to surround their own homes.After the 1990s, the style of our local self-built housing changed. After the 1990s, the style of our local newly built housing was similar to the welfare housing of urban public institutions.Many new houses built by families will be built on the flat roof of 3 to 6 floors. The load-bearing part of the house is reinforced concrete, filled with red bricks, and the external walls are pasted with tiles.This kind of architectural style was very popular in our local area at that time. Many villagers who had some money to build new houses were built in accordance with this style.This can also explain to some netizens why the self-built houses in Putian’s countryside were built so high, even though the height limits for self-built houses were imposed across the country.The reason is that putian rural high-rise self-built housing, is very early things, there was no rural housing height limit.In addition to the high-rise flat-roofed self-built houses, some villagers, have also built small villas.These villas in order to ensure their own privacy, but also to guard against theft, in order to protect their own boundaries, will build a courtyard wall in the periphery of the yard.In fujian, my hometown, as well as the rural houses I have seen in Guangdong and other areas, the houses with courtyard walls are indeed much less than those in the rural areas in the north. Only a few families have courtyard walls.Those villagers who do not build the courtyard wall are not afraid that the building of the courtyard wall will affect the ventilation and lighting of the house, nor are they worried about the sultry summer, nor are they afraid of the damp and cold winter (the north wind is strong in winter, so the house with the courtyard wall will be warmer).There are three main reasons why they don’t build walls.01, the village is a complex terrain in the south mountainous, less plain, there are many families in the village built houses of different heights (the height here does not refer to the height of the main body of the house, but a layer of foundation), some houses are built on the ground, some houses are built on the higher position of the slope.For example, the house in the picture below, the front of the house is more than one meter lower than the back of the house, his family can not build the garden wall, because there is a road for others to walk.This kind of terrain is not only found in my hometown fujian, but also in Guangdong and Guangxi. On the contrary, there are few such landforms in the north.Before the 1990s, the houses built in the rural areas in Our country rarely had more than two storeys. Most houses had two storeys, or one storeys.However, as more and more people went out to do business and work, many villagers began to build high-rise houses. At that time, the management of rural homestead was not as strict as it is now.The village will not seriously verify that the new homestead that the villagers apply for, whether there is a situation of many houses, as long as the household is divided, the village has the remaining homestead land, will approve the villagers to build houses.As a result, some villagers who were wealthy in the early years rebuilt their houses, instead of tearing down the old houses and rebuilding them, they rebuilt a house in another location.The village has a multi – curtilage situation, also more common.After 2010, some villagers found that they could apply for new homestead even if they had divided their households, but there was no space left for the villagers who had already divided their households to build new houses.Even if some people apply for a new homestead, the location or homestead they apply for is too small to qualify for a convent wall.Before 2010, the chaos of rural homestead was not only in our country, but also in other places.For example, in anhui, Henan, Shandong and other regions, I have seen new houses built right next to farmland.There are also netizens from other provinces on the Internet, also joking that their families have not applied for homestead for several years.However, in the rural areas of southern China, the number of excess children is more serious than that of the north, and the number of families is also larger. Generally speaking, the farther south the rural areas, such as Guangxi, Guangdong and Fujian, the situation of excess children is more serious.In the past, the old houses in the rural areas in the south would have a yard, but because of the increasing population in the village, some people could not apply for a new homestead, so they had no choice but to tear down the old house and build two houses for the different brothers in the family to live.This has also led to the disappearance of some family yards.Of course, some people don’t do that, they still turn the old house into a big house, parents and their married children, a large family living in the same house.Only then, there was little area left in the yard, and there was no need to build a wall.It’s even more awkward if the brothers don’t get along, like the one below. They wouldn’t split up like this if they had room to build a new house.It is not because people in the South do not like to build garden walls, as some people say. It is not because of the humidity in the South. It is hot in summer and cold in winter.How many people in the countryside don’t like to have a yard?Nowadays, rural people also pay much attention to the privacy of the family. As long as the house in the family has enough area, plus there is no lack of money, most people will also wall the yard.For those who do not build courtyard walls, most of them are unable to build courtyard walls because of the historical problems left over from the chaos of building houses in the early stage of the village, or because of the topography of their homes, there are no courtyards in front and back of the house, and the yard area is small.