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Tom Conelly | all galleries >> Asia, Africa, and Central America >> Palawan Island, Philippines: the world as it was > Our house
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Our house
1980-81 Tom Conelly

Our house

We had this abandoned house repaired (new roof, flooring, etc.) and then paid the owner a rent of $3.50 per month.
This seemed pretty reasonable to us, even as impoverished students on a very tight budget, but locals later told us we were paying too much!

As is typical the house is raised on stilts as an adaptation to the climate. Heavy rains would flood a house at ground level
and its elevation encourages the flow of air through the house, a design we much appreciated on very hot and humid days.


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Guest 22-Jan-2008 08:21
Wow! what made you guys decide to stay here?
I'm Pilipino BTW