House of Rock

This site has a strong historical significance which has been a motivational phrase for Samoan women, that they can achieve the impossible, which in Samoan is ‘E au le inailau a Tamaitai’.


This legendary house is found along the north-western coast of Savaii. According to a legend, a competition was held between the men and women of the village to determine who could bring a house in the least amount of time. The women won since they had completed the construction first forgoing their night's sleep and the men never completed theirs.

A Samoan saying 'e au le inailau a tamaitai' means that whatever task women set out to do is completed seems to have been derived from this legend.