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I'm moving to Hamar country in Omo Valley, SNNPR, Ethiopia

I have been visiting Turmi in the Omo Valley for several years a couple of times a year for about 3 months each visit. This fall I am returning for 5 months this time. Many people in Turmi have suggested that I build a simple mud house in Turmi so that I don't have to use a hotel each time. My true wish is to live in Turmi 11 months out of the year. How does one go about getting a small parcel of land to build on. A simple mud house like every one else uses is sufficient for my needs. I just need a place that can be locked when I am away. A woman in Turmi already refers to me as her husband! I don't know how that happened but, oh well. Marriage out in the bush like this seems to have a very different connotation than it does in the rest of the world. I guess that I will cross that bridge when I get to it!

On a similar note, people in two of the Hamar villages close to Turmi, Kaina and Gabo, have suggested that I ALSO build a traditional home in one of their villages. Both villages have even offered to supply a bride for me!! I hope that some of you have information about the legality of a ferengi having a traditional Hamar home in a Hamar village.

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