Dutch ‘Wonderhuisje’ that survived La Palma volcano spreads around the world | Abroad

A rare volcanic eruption occurred on the Canary island of La Palma in recent days Hundreds of homes were destroyed, but one hut miraculously escaped from the bloated lava flows. This is the already renamed house on the island “House of Miracles” Designed by a Dutch woman. She told the BBC: “We all started crying when I told the homeowners that their beloved home was intact.”

Aerial images show the devastation after the volcanic eruption in La Palma

Cumbre Vega erupted on Sunday after thousands of earthquakes occurred in the previous days. Lava flows erupted by the volcano have destroyed hundreds of buildings on the island off the Moroccan coast. Amid all the grief, the population clings to a single image that is now spreading across the world. The iconic image, taken by photographer Alfonso Escalar, shows an undamaged house amid a charred black landscape, surrounded by smoke and petrified lava.


The designer of the White House with red roof tiles is of Dutch origin. According to the Spanish newspaper the scientist The film revolves around Ada Monnikendam, a woman who has lived in La Palma since 1976. She and her husband lead a company that built the home three decades ago for a Danish couple, who are now elderly and have not been in La Palma since the pandemic.

According to Monnikendam, the couple are relieved that the house is still there. The Danes have many close friends who have lost everything as a result of the destructive lava flows. “They don’t want to talk to anyone because they can’t stop crying,” Monnekendam told the BBC.

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The lava flow destroyed many other homes. © Reuters

The house is located in El Paraíso, where more than half of the homes and the local school have been destroyed. At the time, the Danish couple chose La Palma precisely because of the beautiful volcanic landscape, Monnikendam adds to the scientist. “They have enjoyed it for 30 years and are very happy here. Sadly the house is there without anyone looking after it.”


The special story of “House of Wonders” is gradually turning into world news. The eye-catching image captures everywhere and radiates hope. The photo also made a big impression on Jan Verstige, the Dutch ambassador to Spain. He sneaked his pen on Facebook: “Among all the grief, there are often bright spots, such as the many stories about people helping each other, or making themselves useful, for example, evacuating many animals from the area. And the special story about a small house that miraculously survived. “.

“Although they (the owners of the editor) had a great passion for volcanoes, they did not expect in their wildest dreams that they would have their place in the news, and that many of their neighbors and friends in El Paraíso would be deceived. .I wish everyone affected well.”

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