J.D. Soileau stands on the front porch of his truly remarkable bousillage (mud made from a mixture of moss, dirt and water) house in Point Blue. Soileau was given the home, which is roughly 180 years old, by Woodrow Veillon in 1992 and he has since then filled it with antiques he has collected over the years. (Ville Platte Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)
By Elizabeth West
Ville Platte Gazette
POINT BLUE — There is a unique home that brings life to a part of the beloved French history and culture of Evangeline Parish.
Positioned right along Bayou des Cannes in Point Blue is a bousillage (mixture of clay and moss) house that is roughly 180 years old, which through its fine details provides a glimpse into the unbelievable craftmanship of the home’s builders — a Chataignier family.
In 1992, this home fell into the hands of J.D. Soileau — a man who has a passion for collecting antiques.