Given the poverty of housing in Fiji, in particular in the informal settlements (shanty towns), and after the regular flooding and cyclones, plus the skills that many rural and coastal Fijians have in building homes from bamboo and coconut, this could be one solution to the problem. In particular, the moveable homes made from bamboo. In cases of rising flood waters, homes could simply be picked up and moved until the waters recede. With just under 40% of Fijian Households living in poverty housing (CLICK LINK for Habitat for Humanity Report) , bamboo homes, shipping container homes and other solutions could be investigated.
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Where the roads are, so there be place for some to build a house whether it be on flat ground or on a cliff.How stable is the foundation of this house remains to be seen but they seem to like living this way. Location is somewhere between Bangaan and Banaue,Ifugao where the famed Banaue Rice Terraces is located.
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