How a tribe Korovaev build their homes
• How Korovaev tribe built their houses
Penthouse to buy if money allows, and it is possible to build a penthouse. It's enough to fly to Papua, make an expedition to the tribe of caravans and construction team to collect and select the tree .... For the future home.
In this way, I went Dima Komarov - the leading TV shows "The World Inside Out."
Korowai live in the jungles of Papua, many still go "in the buff," avoid contact with civilization, climb without insurance on tall trees and there (on the trees) make their homes.
Our intrepid team of high-altitude construction workers. Without them, the penthouse above the jungle not build.
Since he was the youngest in the team, he had to run errands. Senior Korowai it very driven. So one day he did not come to "work". He said that scary. And I understand it.
The most important, the most talkative - foreman in one word. They therefore directed the entire process of construction.
The most common was silent, but he was irreplaceable. They right hand
Simon "King Kong"
The strongest man in the brigade. It is not surprising that it was him getting any work the hardest. But Simon - Papuan positive, never complained about his lot, and was always ready to help colleagues at the construction site.
And of course the operator Sasha Dmitriev (he was still in charge of all the ropes, by the way) and a leading Dima Komarov, who participated in the construction.
Two members of the teams worked together easily, even though they speak different languages. Then I helped with a second translator.
The house is built on the same tree (at a height of 30 meters), but on the contrary it was a "Tree №2" (about 25 meters), where our porters made the platform for us (in a hurry). Platform used to rent a house from the outside. In addition, it worked for me (shouting into a megaphone translation) when they wrote interviews and chat.
By platform led vertical ladder by which had to climb every day.
Of course, in the work we used insurance. But even this did not help me, because ...
... I b__d, terribly afraid of heights! Feared so much that for the first time climbed even with your eyes closed! I could not open them for fear. Climbing step by step, with breaks and shaking hands. So, perhaps half an hour it took me to complete the first "ascent". I will not hide, "Wood №2" was for me the most difficult test for all the months of filming.
A platform itself ?! Yes, it does not inspire any confidence! Between the sticks were the gaps that I am 25 meters could easily see the grass down there! If the wind was blowing, the tree crown (and the platform, respectively) swinging from side to side. In these moments I stranglehold pressed into the trunk and closed his eyes. And so from early morning until late at night every day.
But it is worth noting that over time, fear of heights began to pass. I remember the look down and realize that this is not a great height. Then I was finally released.
I tusil not alone on the platform. Sasha looked sometimes, sometimes Korowai - or boys from the villages, who did not participate in the construction of, or our porters.
Always the same with me was our second translator (with korovayskogo Indonesian). We worked together.
And what views from the neighborhood! Rainbows, sunsets, thunderclouds.
Somewhere in our camp, hot coffee and makaroshki. Neither what we do not rejoice in the end of the day as a warm meal.
The enemy will not pass! Sitting on the platform, you feel hour.
enough for today. But about an expedition to the Korowai is sure to be a series of posts. I'll show you how to reach them, we have established the first contact, how to live with them like building a house, and much more. So stay tuned!