Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu), Jan.26 : People in Vadakadu Village were delighted to see a bamboo house floating on water near the Rameshwaram seashore in Tamil Nadu recently.
Residents say that it is one of the most interesting floating materials that has drifted ashore here so far. The floating house that ran aground in the rocky area of the sea was first sighted on Saturday by a fisherman.
People's curiosity has doubled following the information that it might have travelled thousands of nautical miles from Myanmar. Hence, fishermen and many tourists are making a beeline to watch the floating wooden house at Vadakadu.
"First I thought it was a picture, but as we drew closer, we realized that it was a boat house. The interior was fine and beautiful. We saw some photos inside," said Ganeshan, a local.
From a distance, it looks like a real house.
The square house is 15 feet wide and 12 feet high. Keeping it afloat are four drums. While two of its sides are covered with wooden boards, the other two are fitted with bamboo sticks that facilitate free flow of air. Its roof is made of rexine.
Police and intelligence agencies have already checked it for security purposes. Initially, it was thought that it would have drifted from Sri Lanka.
It is now believed that the boathouse might have arrived from Myanmar, as the colour of the flag on the boat houses appears to be of Myanmar.
The language written on the side of the house reflects that it could have come from Myanmar, said police sources.