The rains have come and the roof progresses. The roof on Villa Cengkeh is ironwood shingle from Borneo. This tree is protected in Indonesia and cannot be exported. Permits are necessary for its harvest. A company in Surabaya is an authorized purveyor and has provided it for Villa Cengkeh.
The roof construction has multiple layers: rafters, planks, plastic/aluminium waterproof material, strips of wood and, finally, the ironwood shingles.