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August 3, 2012

Extreme Home Makeover (Mozambique edition)

Filed under: on the road — ilivetolearn @ 9:00 am


This is how the house looked on Day One when we arrived. The first two rows of “foundation” blocks had been laid. Angelica and her five children (actually one is a grandchild) have been living in the leaky shack in the background. It has two tiny rooms; one is now full of tools and equipment for the build, and the family is squeezing into the other.

And here is the after photo, the end point of our five days:


Walls and roof done, window and door frames installed and waiting for skilled carpenter to arrive, one interior room wall finished (with a layer of smooth concrete). Still to be done: the other interior room walls, the floor. It was amazing to see it all go up; the crew consisted of the five of us, three Habitat builders, and dozens of local family, friends, and neighbors.

Will post more about the process as soon as I consolidate photos from Bill’s cameras too.


1 Comment »

  1. Bravo.

    Comment by Doane Perry — August 6, 2012 @ 9:08 am | Reply

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