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Not what I pictured

The other day I was reading an article about Venezuelan eco-cabanas being constructed as an example of how to build low-cost, environmentally friendly dwellings.

The article talked about "regional wood, concrete, and corrugated tin materials, manufactured and constructed locally" and, "clad in hand-split Tung shingles" and "a combination of pole offcuts and glass bottles found along the roadsides."

It was all sounding very rustic and conjured images of guys out in the woods with machetes and the like. But the whole vision was derailed when I got to the line "using only chainsaws." I guess going back to the basics has taken on a somewhat different meaning since I last heard it used ...


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