And we think moving house is a challenge..

In the mountains above Mai Chau live the Hmong (pronounced hu-mum) people.

They are farmers mainly but as a side line business many families make paper .. a sort of papyrus for use by the people who print their own money… dollars, dong, etc.

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They do this so that they can burn it as offerings to Buddha.

The paper is from a soft wood tree which is turned into a pulp and then ladeled over a stretched fabric mesh.

Then it’s left to dry.. which can take a day or so.

They sell these large sheets for around 30,000 dong .. about £1.

As we wondered around the village high in the mountains we came across a commotion of women and a few men.

Our guide explained that the government gives them money to widen the road.. the width of a single car.. so what do they do? Literally move the house!

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The women were leveraging the property with long thick pieces of wood whilst the men shouted and gave orders.

As we watched the house slowly moved to one side.

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