Sunday, July 19, 2009

Welcome Home

It’s time for a home warming party. Welcome to my family compound. The incomplete house in the center is the future home of my host family. I live in the small sand-brick house on the far right.

Family Compound 

This is my house. Just the perfect size with two small rooms.

My House

The first room I have set up as a kitchen area. The small electric stove is a loner from my organization. The large yellow bucket in the corner is where I store my water, and the blue bucket serves as the kitchen sink. I’ve been keeping myself busy with lots of little projects like the suspension systems for my pots, mugs and plates.

The Kitchen

The second room is set up as the bedroom, office, living room and bathroom.

The bedroom:

The Bedroom

The office:

The Office

The bathroom: (The make-shift shower is a great improvement over bucket-bathing.)

The Bathroom

Outside are the washer and dryer:

The Washing Machine

 The Dryer

And let’s not forget the toilet:

The Pit Latrine  The Throne

You can see a few more pictures over on my Flickr page.


ewall said...

incredible. great to see pictures of life there! You have put a lot of work into that place, I really like it.

Kristi said...

This is awesome, Amanda!! I am so glad to have the visuals to go along with your stories now. God is so good and I'm so impressed and thankful that you follow him so faithfully.