We built a Gazebo from wood and grass a few years ago in the center of our compound. It soon became a favorite place for hanging out or napping on hot afternoons
Last year some of the boys did some remodeling to make it a little more private.
They did a nice job but this year there were so many holes in the grass roof, because of the birds making their nest in it, that it no longer protected us from the rain, and the birds above would drop their excrements on those who tried to meditate or nap below. I decided to change the roof, but to do that meant changing the wood post as well, because they had been eaten out by termites. And so we replaced the wood with cement post and added a permanent roof.
As soon as it was finished, Mr. Houet, our Art Instructor, asked if his students could paint it. I of course gave them permission because they have done so many other murals for us.
It took them a couple of weeks to do it, but the finished product may be their best so far.