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.
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!
As we watched the house slowly moved to one side.