Roger, together with the chief, showed us how such an island, made from a floating plant, is built. First, the locals cut the reed that grows from the roots and they prepare the roots to make the ground beneath their feet. After that, they lay out the reed on the roots, so the subsoil becomes even stronger. All that is left to do after that is to build houses in which the locals can live. These are, of course, also made of reed. Since the roots rot from the bottom it’s necessary to continuously keep making new layers of reed. This way it’s possible to live on the island for up to 10 years before building a new home is necessary.