Our Pitcairn Home
8.2.12Our three bedroom home on Pitcairn is lovely. It was built about ten years ago by a New Zealand builder. It is surprisingly modern and nicer than I expected. The overall feeling is of light and fresh air. Every room has large windows that look out on the dramatic landscape.
You enter the house from the rear, through the laundry which has a modern automatic washing machine and a large chest deep freeze, and then into the kitchen. The view from the kitchen sink is out over the roof of the school to the deep blue ocean far below.
The kitchen has a gas stove and oven, an upright fridge freezer and two huge pantry cupboards for storing the bulk food items necessary to live on this island.
In the dining room is a large wooden table with six chairs and a rather dated mustard coloured lounge suite consisting of two couches. There is an upright hutch dresser and two sets of drawers with a TV on top.
The bathroom has a glass shower and a bath. However, because water is a limited commodity, I imagine having a bath would be an occasional luxurious treat.
There are insect screens on the windows and most doors. Mosquitoes can be a problem. They are not the malaria bearing type. We are not applying insect repellent every day. When I am working outdoors in the evening or walking in the banana grove then I put some on.