Away from the buzz of urbanism, this little family of the 1970s living in a straw house somewhere in a village in Mauritius didn’t ask for much. This simple lifestyle was rather common in the years before and it could be said that living as such brought a different happiness. Probably if we try to imagine living this kind of lifestyle today with all those facilities and technology-driven habits we have grown we would not have survived, but for those who had dwelled as such can testify indeed how these simplest things meant the most and the cultural background itself was something different; people were stress-free and happier.
For sure, the amenities were the least we could imagine; cooking in the open, living on natural resources, and probably doing the laundry at the nearby river, but, when we think about it, …how they survived shows how we have become weak. When we drink water at the river, we should also think about the source, and this same way today we are living an easy life, we should not forget how our ancestors brought such upon us through their sacrifice and hardships. This is a very close life to what they also lived.