Friday, December 21, 2012

Not Exactly Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

Browsing the neighborhood this morning. Not exactly Mr. Rogers' neighborhood, but a neighborhood nonetheless. Here are some highlights.


A typical home. Houses are rarely purchased but rather rented for a period of time. Advance rent money is put down not for a few months but for years at a time. 

Another typical home constructed by the "tent people" while they work on construction. Construction goes on all the time. When a project is completed, the family moves on to another area. You can see that they use whatever is handy to dry their laundry. 

In the bathroom video, I mentioned how water supply tanks are located on the roof of the home. Above is an example.

 

3 comments:

chaplaindebbie said...

So the 'tent people' are the construction workers?

Eileen Rife said...

Yes. They set up make-shift homes out of tin, cardboard, pieces of lumber, and tarp. They even keep a lock on their "door."

chaplaindebbie said...

That is amazing, they actually put locks on make-shifts houses? Is crime a big factor over there?