Aussenkehr is a man-made 'oasis' on the banks of the Orange River in southern Namibia. It owes it's existence to a number of grape farming projects which ensure employment for thousands.
Most of the workers here are from the Kavango region of northern Namibia - they've imported their style of hut-building to the south. Reeds are gathered from the river bank.
A view showing the desolation of the area. Across the river in South Africa, the Richtersveld, with the Orange River running a green lifeline through the desert.
Huts in the desert.
A room with a view.
I guess you could call this environmental minimalism?
A storage hut in the Aussenkehr community constructed with wood, grass and mud.