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The Roof, the roof, the roof is on … our bar..

Just a very quick update! We have a roof! and the beginnings of a floor!

 

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Wildlife Watching

The forests of Palawan are ranked in the top 15 most endemic eco regions in the world. Whilst we have yet to see the monkey eating Philippine eagle, the bearcat or the Peacock pheasant, we have been treated to an array of stunning birds and alarmingly huge spiders.  If only there was a shazam for identifying them all.

The finer details

Our first cottage is our blank canvas, we wanted to to keep it native but with touches of other filipino character.

The banig is a handwoven mat traditionally used for sleeping/sitting on, each province will have their own style and with such beautiful designs and patterns, we felt it would bring vibrant colours to the doors of the cottages.

Handmaking the windows was a fiddly task to say the least.. Having only had a 5 min crash course in how to weave at the furniture shop that I bought the rattan in, the rest was trial and error. 100 pieces of rattan for around 3 english pounds and the dye being around 0.06p a packet, the window was a bargain.

We also have 2 side windows so that the room will have a lot of ventilation, these are simpler and are still in the making but we are very nearly there with the first cottage – Hooray!