Friday, July 31, 2015
Samvel, an electrician, and Anush, a homemaker, live in a house built by Samvel's father during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Kostanyans also maintain a garden and own a few livestock. They share their home with their son, Arman, his wife, Mané, and Mané's younger brother, Narek. Arman spends part of each year in Russia as a migrant worker, and Narek is a student in grade school. The house has six large rooms and, in keeping with traditional practices, is designed to accommodate extended family and guests. Although structurally sound, the house has begun to show its age: recently, parts of the roof had begun to leak.
Samvel was clearly proud of and grateful for the improvements that have been made to his family's home