Posted June 29, 2019 07:30:38Maldives has an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 people living in watertight housing, which is why some of the most popular bungalowers are located on the outskirts of town.
Maldivian owner of this bungalower in Mabon, a town in the northwest of the country, says his property is home to a mix of people.
The owner is an avid waterman who uses the bungaloes to swim, fish and cook.
“I’m very happy here, it’s very comfortable, you can walk around the bungle,” he said.
“It’s a doublelife for one person and I’m very comfortable.”
The owner said the water is clear, safe and clean.
“This is my home.
I love to be here.
I don’t need to worry about any water.
I like to be in this house,” he added.
He owns this bungle which is currently empty but he said he hoped to be able to use it to build a small house.
“The water is clean, safe, clean and very good for the land,” he explained.
“There’s a lot of work to do but it’s worth it.
We are very happy.”
The bungalowing has become an attraction for visitors to the island of Mangas, with some even staying for the night in one of the two bungles.
Mangas has seen a boom in water-related tourism.
“People come from all over the world.
The tourism is really good and we are lucky that this area is protected,” Mr Al-Mansouri said.
Tourism to Mangas is up 70 per cent since the 1970s.
“We’ve had an increase in visitors, especially from the United States, because of the tourist boom in the past 10 years.”
Our economy is growing and we’re really happy with that,” he told the ABC.
Topics:people,social-sciences,environment,habitat-and-habitats,mangas-6720,tas,australiaFirst posted June 30, 2019 06:59:57More stories from Northern Territory