An elderly family member of the Lagavales cannot walk well anymore and spends most of his day lounging on the hand woven mats on the floor of his house. Western Samoa. The Lagavale family lives in a 720-square-foot tin-roofed open-air house with a detached cookhouse in Poutasi Village, Western Samoa. The Lagavales have pigs, chickens, a few calves, fruit trees and a vegetable garden. Material World Project.