The hope and future of any country rest in its people and that is especially true of Haiti. The people of Haiti are working, and working hard, often making something out of nothing and that is especially true of the cottage industries in the village of Nouailles. Upon arriving in Nouailles take note of the sound of hammering upon metal. It is the sound of hope, progress and creative. Nouailles is a cottage industry town where people are making something out of nothing.
Scrape metal, often steel drums, is turned into beautiful artwork some of which are museum quality others are more whimsical. Wander the streets where hundreds of craftsmen are at work and have their creations on display. While many creations can no longer be recognized as having their origin in a steel drum some, like the whimsical creations of Jacques Jean Garnier, are created from other discarded metal pieces whose origin are easy to recognize. Every artist is unique and every creation has its own special story to tell. Works in metal by local artists can be seen in hotels, such as the new Best Western, throughout the Haiti. Nouailles is a small town not far from Port-au-Prince and near Cote Arcadins with great beach destinations. For more information on Haiti and their amazing craftspeople check Tourisme.gouv.ht.