15 August, 2006

Magazine to feature Fijian bure insights

An international publisher with an interest in homebuilding is in the country to write about how a traditional bure (thatched hut) is built in Fiji. Lynda Wilson, publisher and editor of The Owner Builder magazine, is here to provide her readers insight on the building of a traditional Fijian bure. The Owner Builder was established in 1982 in Australia. It offers ideas on designing and building houses and features unique and traditional house designs from around the world. Ms Wilson, who has been involved with the magazine for three years, said the magazine offered readers building techniques and served the interests of the owner builder. "I thought of coming to Fiji and doing some writing on the traditional houses that are built. I want to showcase to the world the different types of traditional houses being built here", Ms Wilson said. Ms Wilson will be travelling around the country to see the range of traditional houses. She said the magazine was unique, showcasing houses built with rammed earth, stones, mud bricks, timber, corrugated tin, sculptured houses and many more. Ms Wilson said the idea of buying the magazine was borne out of her own need to build a house, as she and her husband had to struggle to look for ideas while trying to build their own home. "It was then that we decided to buy the magazine when it was on sale," she said. Note from GV: Book a two bedroom furnished home with seaviews early for December 2006 and January 2007 and enjoy a 10% discount on the rate per night. Check out photos and details on amenities on links at the right hand side of this blog and earlier posts. E-mail enquiries/bookings to gilbert@connect.com.fj or call direct +679 3396427.

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