House of Rock


Useful Information

Location: Falealupo Road, 2.7km from Falealupo, Savai'i Island.
(-13.502372, -172.768169)
Open: no restrictions.
[2020]
Fee: free.
[2020]
Classification: Speleologylava tube
Light: bring torch
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Photography: allowed
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History


Description

The House of Rock is a partially collapsed lava tube. According to legend it is the result of a house-building competition between Falealupo’s men and women. The women won the contest and the place became a symbol of self-confidence for Samoan women to this day. You can visit the site self guided, but a local guide has this and other stories to tell.

The cave was used as a shelter during cyclones. It is located at Falealupo road opposite the footprint of Moso. Moso is a famous legendary giant. According to legend he left this oddly shaped crack in the lava when he stepped over from Fiji