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This section gives an overview of household dwellings: the number of rooms, the perceived monetary value, ownership, materials used in the construction of the home, and the perceived ability of the home to withstand natural disasters.


Almost all of the households surveyed (97.9%) owned their own dwelling. Nearly 50% claimed that their house could withstand a disaster without significant damage. Among the districts, households in Gorkha perceived their dwellings to be the least under threat and expected little or no resulting damage in the case of a disaster. Stones were the most common primary construction material for exterior walls, except in Saptari and Kailali where bricks were relatively popular.

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