Tristan men re-roofing Stanley and Jean Swains' house.

Photo. feature from our special correspondent Desi Repetto

shows left and right images taken on 18th February 2008 of :

A team on Tristan men
working to re-roof
Stanley and Jean Swains' house

It is typical that
a group of friends help
one another when needed
to build or repair their own houses.

There is no house insurance
or building companies
on Tristan, but
old fashioned co-operation
and self-help thrives

Stan puts the finish to the ridge of his re-roofed house
ready for the Autumn and Winter gales