Tamana in Mahanoro, Madagascar. At home in Mahanoro, Madagascar. Welcome to my house here in Mahanoro. It is a one room ravinala house, which is a typical house in this region. So step inside and take a look at my simple living here:
I was gifted with the furniture in my house from previous volunteers here (all locally hand-made by carpenters here). In the picture above starting from the left is a comfy chair where I sit and relax, taking in the beautiful breeze from the door. In the back left corner is where I get dressed. I keep my clothes on the shelf and look at pictures of friends and family everyday! (Feel free to send me more)
My bed always has the bed net tucked in so that I never find any critters in it. To the right of my desk in the corner there are handmade mats that open if I want to sit on the floor. My hats, bags and calendar hang above that. The green bin is used to hand wash my clothes.
Some big items in my kitchen:
- My water filter (tall and silver on the table)
- My two burner gas stove
- Gas tank
- The round thing on the far wall is used to sort rice, peanuts, or beans
- I have yet to use my bike because it’s easier just to walk
- The bag hanging on the right is where I keep my fruits and veggies (I have to close it with clothes pins or cockroaches eat them)
- The shelf on the bottom holds my drying rack for dishes
- The water in the shower is hit or miss so if not, bucket shower it is!