July 24, 2010

Building Project Phase 1 Begins

This is the first dwelling, a fale hunuki hafekasi, designed by Vaiokema and me, and built out of salvaged lumber from Nuku'alofa as well as coconut lumber milled from the land.  (We didn't end up using the beam that washed ashore as it had some damage to it from being in the ocean). 
 Clearning the lot with Vaiokema and and our cuzzo Muli Kinikini:

It's not done yet, and we're waiting until Vaiokema returns in September. In the meantime, Salesi and Havea are cutting more lumber from coconut for the next project, a traditional  fale tonga.

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures. The progress is great. Congratulations!