National Geographic : 1924 Oct
©E.M. Newman A VALLEY IN KOREA, SHOWING SEVERAL VILLAGES The average Korean house is made of mud-plastered stones, usually built in the form of a half-square. Apoorer form isastraight hut slightly longer than wide. The thatched roof is low, since the Korean squats rather than sits, and the rooms are sometimes only afew feet wide. The slightly raised floor of mud and stone is covered with plaster or wood, topped, in turn, by a thick native paper.