This is looking across the front of the house – our water tank! (Standing in our front door looking to the right) The blue “house” beyond is where the land lady lives with her family. When the water comes from the city (about every other day) the land lady puts a hose into our tank and fills it. Then we pump water up to a smaller tank on the roof so it flows down into the house.
Sophia (our downstairs neighbor) had this small gazebo built. We kind of feel like we are living in a resort when we look out at that! Sophia lives on the ground floor of the house, and we have the middle floor and the attic.
“This is our “living room”. It actually has a mud floor, but is covered with linoleum. We love the shelves in the walls, but you have to keep an eye on things – books have been known to have been eaten through by silver fish and other bugs as the walls are mud, too, just white washed. :)”
“More of the living room. The chairs and small couch belong to our landlady – she doesn’t have room for them in her small place now. Don’t look too closely – a few have holes that mice have chewed in them. :)”
“Our kitchen. Also mud floor under linoleum. We purchased the fridge in Tansen – big change from when we were here before. The small oven is electric – we use it to bake our bread and make granola, etc. We have no other oven right now. We hope to get a gas oven from friends who are leaving in a couple of months. That will be nice as it is a bit bigger, and if the elec. goes off, we can still use the gas. (Although, gas is getting more expensive and harder to get).”