We meet Derek Marsden, an Ojibway carpenter who packs up to leave his home reserve to explore other indigenous cultures and learn traditional house building techniques. His first stop is Lake Titicaca, Peru. These islands are inhabited by the very colorful Uros people. Derek is welcomed on the island by his host Hugo and his newly expanded family. Everything around him is made of reeds, including the island itself! Hugo teaches Derek how to build a traditional home from harvesting the reeds by boat... [see more] to sewing reed mats for the roofing.
A 4-part documentary series that follows Derek Marsden, an Ojibway carpenter, as he travels the world to learn the ancient home building techniques of the world's Indigenous and traditional cultures. His journey will take him to locations in Africa, Central and South America where he will live and work with people who are managing to maintain their customs and lifestyle.