Door or Window

Rudy Giron: AntiguaDailyPhoto.com &emdash; Door or Window

What do you think this is, a window or a door? In Guatemalan Spanish with call these wood logs “lepa” (lehpah me thinks), what’s the English word for it?

In the olden days, people used to use lepa to build homes and cabins; some still do, but it is not as frequent as before.

Now, I wonder why in Guatemala wooden houses as found in the Western states of the United States are not popular. Most people prefer concrete blocks, bricks or even adobe as building materials. Can anybody throw some light on these questions?

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