One of my favorite things about Kerala is that inside=outside. You can always see and hear what’s going on outside and who’s walking along the road.
The sit-out is where the social magic happens.
You get a cool breeze without the sun burning down on you. You can talk to anyone who saunters in by the front gate. You can sit with friends and family and chat over chaya. You’re connected to the world and not trapped inside an insulated living room.