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House 1 pictures
Bantayan Island Outreach
June of 2014

The first house was owned by a widow. Most of the roof was ripped off in Typhoon Yolanda. When we arrived,  she had a mix of bent and leaky tin and tarp on her roof with bamboo poles. We replaced the bamboo poles with hardwood beams and new corrugated tin roofing.

I discovered on this first house that a roof in the Philippines was not meant for a guy my size. The ladder was hammered together from cut coco lumber and very wobbly.  The roofing materials and framing were also weaker than I was comfortable with and slippery.  The locals go barefoot on these roofs for extra grip and weigh a lot less than I do.