With the arrival of our materials last week we have begun construction on two project sites. The villagers and myself got stuck right into digging foundations, cutting box framework and mixing/pouring cement by hand.
If you want a house in remote Vanuatu you pretty much need to build it yourself. Almost all timber is milled on island using a chainsaw, walls are made from woven bamboo and roofs are made from layered palm leaf. As a result the locals have a very good skill set when it comes to construction techniques and methodology.
Hopefully we will complete the foundations this week and move onto framework next week. Stay tuned!