The "Tata Somba" traditional fortress house, found in Northern Benin. Built by the Tanmari people & often with two floors, in which the ground floor is used for housing livestock at night, internal alcoves are used for cooking, and the upper floor contains a rooftop courtyard and is used for drying grain, sleeping quarters, and granaries. These evolved by adding an enclosing roof to the clusters of huts joined by a connecting wall. It's worth nothing that @tollingtonjones, of course, picked up some mud & helped build one. #Benin #Natitingou #tatasomba #iphone #iphoneonly .