From time to time they hold elections for mayor (hence the town hall) or meet to devise town rules. They use acorns for currency in a complicated system based on the number of attached parts. The kids take on different occupations from pottery maker (using the native clay) to hotel keeper and general storekeeper. But the most fun seems to be in clearing land and building new shelters.

(Here Amanda is at her store where she sells moss, rocks and ferns.)

It's not unusual for the kids to want to show off their latest creation, but this night they had something different in store. Instead of new houses the kids had built a party area, complete with a campfire ring. They'd pulled their dad in on the secret, and he was waiting with them, tending the fire.


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