The government of Chile is providing prefab housing for needy islanders. These are being erected on land belonging to islanders who wish them for $1000 U.S. If an islander has no land, the government is providing it. It is expected that there will be 100 of these houses up by next December. They are designed so that they can be added onto and expanded easily. As they are, they have 2 bedrooms, living/kitchen and bath. The government is also fixing up fifty unfinished houses already around the village. They will be roofed and stuccoed: windows and doors will be added, as well as electricity, and a bath. This certainly will be an improvement as many partially finished houses around the village constitute an eyesore.
"Rapa Nui Notes Summer 1987,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 1
, Article 1.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol1/iss4/1