The house that can withstand a cyclone: how traditional dwellings are making a comeback in Vanuatu

Since Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, locals are returning to the saeklon haos, constituted of vines, palm fronds and grasses

When Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu and urban structures collapsed, their iron roofing blown away, there was once no lack of lifestyles within the historically constructed buildings referred to as saeklon haos (cyclone area).

Although they most often sleep six, right through the 2015 typhoon as much as 30 villagers had been in a position to squeeze in in combination, bodily supporting the home posts from the interior if wanted.

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