What’s it like to lose your house? To many villagers in the earthquake affected districts, it was indeed a huge economic setback. It costs at least 500,000 rs. – or around 8,000 USD – just to build a traditional house in clay and stone, at least in Palanchok, Kavre. Building a modern house in brick and concrete easily runs up in three times that amount! But besides the economic loss, the destruction of one’s house – to many the home of not only one but several generations – is still a deeply emotional issue. In the video opposite, Belimaya Shrestha, 64, shares her feelings.