The Konso people live in the walled villages situated at the top of hills in a congested centralized settlement. They developed a defensive style of building,with villages on hilltops, protected by fortification around them. The villages
constructed entirely from natural materials abundant in the area are very remarkable.There are about 32 villages with massive walled stones measuring up to 2m high. Each walled village has 1-8 concentric walls, with the central wall being taller than the second and the third wall and usually has three or four entrances which can be reached only by a limited number of foot paths. Within the walls mostly the leafy famous tree Moringa encloses every individual family compound, which might have three to five circular thatched stone huts and a store called Kosa.