Vanuatu pics by Ted Grambeau capture a special moment in time
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 May, 2016 - Veteran surf photographer and world traveller Ted Grambeau just did a blog on opening of Nev house. Nev Hyman, yes the surfboard shaper and all-around good human, has been working on bringing sustainable housing to remote areas for people who typically don't have access to sustainable housing.
Read below for the full story from Ted:
One man's word sealed buy a ceremonial dance (with the village chief) and a tribal handshake – what a great way show the world how it's done. Last year, long time friend and good guy Nev, called me up one day to tell me about a project he was pretty stocked about, he was exploring recycling techniques of plastics.
Eventually, this developed into a way of providing sustainable building products that are versatile enough to be used to build houses. Passionate and personally committed, Nev formed Nev House and has begun to provide solutions for the homelessness epidemic that effects us globally.
Communities that were living hell on earth now have a holistic solution that brings hope and a brighter future to their lives.
After connecting flights, I arrived on Tanna Island Vanuatu, where a truck was organised to take us to Enkatala Village where the ceremony was about to start. My mission was to document this journey over the next couple of days. People, dignitaries, tribes, kids, chiefs, surfing, housing, pigs, chook's and a volcano.
More images and words on this from Ted at Through My Lens