A love island is set to be the new home of a family of about 10 in Caladesi, Papua New Guinea, and the island will become the second new family home to be built in the country since the construction of a new school and other infrastructure is underway.
The new family homes will be built by a group of international investors who are looking to expand their holdings on the islands.
“The community wants to have a community center, so we have to get them together and find a way to do that,” said Kavita Kumar, the chief executive of the Indonesian-owned company, Caladesian Housing Trust.
Ms. Kumar said the company has already secured financing for a number of houses on Caladesis island, but will be able to raise more funds through the sale of land, which could be as little as $100,000.
The company has not yet named the investors, but a spokesperson for the company said they are planning to use funds from the sale to buy more land on the island, which was recently sold to the government.
The community is already working to buy the land for the new homes, Ms. Kumari said.
The plan is to build a community centre, a kindergarten and a gymnasium, among other things, as well as a hotel and offices.
Ms Kumar said her team is working on a list of potential partners, including a Chinese company.
She said they want to expand the group to include people from the rest of Papua New Guineans as well.
“If we can find partners in the region, we will be ready to open up,” she said.
As long as we have the money, we have enough to go to a community and build a new community.”