The island of Chiloe - part of the Chiloe Archipelago - lies off the southern coast of Chile, in the Pacific Ocean. It is about 180km (111 miles) long but only 50km wide, and it is the second-largest island in South America after Tierra del Fuego.
The island is famous for its collaborative ethos, manifested in the "minga". The spirit of the minga is put to the test when it comes to one specific activity: helping neighbours move. Because here you move the house itself.
Preparations for the minga take a few days. All the neighbours take part in the work - some bring their oxen (a vital part of the moving process), others their expertise, while others still contribute their muscle power.
Frugality has always been at the heart of why the Chilotes take their houses along when they move. Historically, farmers looking for fresh land were often too poor to build new houses and it was cheaper to move the existing wooden structures.
Sabina and her husband think that the land on which their house stands is haunted. They have decided to move the home some 800m down the meadow, in order to escape the ghosts. "There are bad energies and apparitions," says Sabina.
"The problem is the land, not the house," says Sabina. "This is their territory and they want us out." Belief in the paranormal is common in Chiloe.
The preparations for the move are lengthy and complex. The wooden foundations need to be cut and pulled out and the house lifted on to tree trunks. More trunks are cut to be used as rollers and the entire structure is then pulled away by oxen.
Getting the animals in position is not always easy. For the onlooker, the whole process can seem quite precarious at times. Although the animals are more flexible to work with, when the power of six oxen is not enough, a tractor is used to pull the house.
The local engineer says he has never seen or been involved in an accident during the minga. "We are careful and even though the work is tricky, we are all professionals. It is just a job well done," he says.
In the meantime, the curanto – a celebratory meal - is getting under way. The many ingredients - mussels, pork, potato cakes and sausages - are thrown on hot stones on the ground, and separated by large fern leaves. The whole thing is left to steam.
The first part of the move has been completed. Sabina stands on the haunted land, happy to leave the ghosts behind.
The house weighs around 3 tonnes and the land is very uneven. Moving is a slow process. Every few metres, the wooden rollers and the oxen have to be rearranged.
The curanto is ready - and has the pungent smell of the fern leaves. Everything is separated and placed on the table for the expectant - and hungry - moving party.
The local tradition demands that once the minga is complete, the house owners must dance a waltz at the new site. Sabina and her husband oblige. The musicians strike up some Chiloe songs that speak of sailors, love and the beauty of the island.
A hard day's work done, the owners are happy and enjoy watching the neighbours party. Everyone is pleased with the new location - and hoping the ghosts decide not to follow. Photos and text: Rafael Estefania