The shepherd family in Köl Suu offered an old train house for us to stay. The driver from Kubat tours in Naryn told me this kind of old-train-made “houses” are popular for people who constantly need to move. I remember seeing it in a documentary about Kyrgyzstan where the workers at the Kyrgyz-Chinese border had to live in one of these.
It is of course extremely simple, with two seperate rooms, and there are only beds and a fireplace inside. When squeezed, it can house up to 6 people. Kyrgyzstan is famous for its honey products, it is said that they have the best honey in the world. Even in a cold place like this, at night I could still hear some bees and flies flying around. Luckily I was tired enough to fall asleep immediately regardless.
Because of its narrow space, it is much easier to heat up than a normal yurt, which makes it more used in the winter or in a cold and remote alpine area like Köl Suu.
Interesting to me is that the steps to the door of the house are made of huge tires, I had never seen this before.
If you are interested, feel free to check out my DLive video where I made a tour inside the house.
In the background is the house of the shepherd family.
Pure happiness :)
Further behind that other remote train house is the ‘toilet’... It was a bit scary to use...
Home for the night.
A close up look.
It looks like this inside.
For more details, check out my DLive
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