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Our House

Our house in Windhoek West isn't just the house but the people living in it, a colourful blend of all skin colours and home languages. The house itself is large on a huge erf with an additional 2-bedroom flat. We are six adults and little Neige. Of the adults, three are female, three male (the balance is pure coincidence and Neige trips it to the female side), three are black, one coloured and two white. The mixture varies and changes over time. Until recently, we had an American and, a bit longer ago, a Swede.

In every day life, apartheid isn't dead in Namibia. Of course, it's no longer official politic but you can easily notice its legacy when you look around in the country open-mindedly. We beg to differ. This is a multicultural house and will remain so (unless we move elsewhere). Big parties as well as late Sunday morning breakfasts in our garden are quite common. As are intense discussions about anything that crosses our minds.

Since we have got two musicians amoung us, you can often hear hand-made music. Fierce battles of table tennis as well as table soccer take place regularly.

No doubt, we have got our share of problems, ranging from "Who finished the toilet tissue without replacing the roll?" to "Who, the heck, used my noodles?". Those are problems any community encounters. They can be managed (and we aren't all that good at it). The lingua franca in the house is English.

You can learn more about me from another page on this site. Below, you find a list of the other members of our house in alpabetical order. Click on one of the photos to get a bigger one.

Most of the folks are in the process of moving out right at the end of February. Another bunch will be moving in early in March. I hope I#ll have this page up-to-date again by mid-March or so.


Uwe Thiem