Derek travels to the tiny, but bustling West-African country of Benin. The B'tchab' people here live in three storey castle-like houses called Tata-Sombas. The heat and humidity are oppressive and Derek feels like he's sleeping in an oven. The Tata-Sombas are made from clay and tree branches. He works on these homes in various stages of construction, alongside the villagers and experiences their joie de vivre first hand.