Africans on way to Britain build thatched reminder of life they’ve left behind

Posing by the al fresco dining table, Alpha from Mauritania is clearly proud of his new home.

Handbuilt from scraps of wood and covered in plastic sheeting, it boasts a thatched roof – just like his former house back in his north African homeland.

Inside his French home are two leather sofas, his guitar and bed. Outside there’s a shed for his chickens, Lily and Jean.

Just round the corner two of his neighbours, from Libya, are putting the finishing touches to their two-storey wooden hut, complete with an elevated veranda to take in the surrounding view.

Welcome to the migrants’ new home from home in the sand dunes on the outskirts of Calais…

unnamed-12Alpha from Mauritania is clearly proud of his new home. Handbuilt from scraps of wood and covered in plastic sheeting, it boasts a thatched roof – just like his former house back in his north African homeland

h/t Marvin

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