Photographer's Note

Motuans (native inhabitants of Papua New Guinea) live in houses built on stilts in coastal areas such as Hanuabada in Port Moresby. Their original houses were built using wood and thatch but they were mostly destroyed by fire during WW2.

They have rebuilt their houses using corrugated iron and wooden planks and can last for 20-30 years depending on the timber used. The stilts can be up to 4 metres high allowing for high tides and they are built to allow for strong winds. Some have plumbing and electricity connected.

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