The home of celebrity couple Slater Young and Kryz Uy, nicknamed the Skypod, was one of many properties affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette last year.
Fast forward to 2022, it has undergone a number of renovations.
In his latest vlog, Young went around the changes they made to the Skypod after “Odette”. The engineer and former ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ winner acknowledged that “there is no such thing as a perfect home” and that they will continue to make improvements along the way.
“We added rooms, we added solar power, changed the interiors a bit, and meron pa kaming in the order of the items right outside,” he said.
“I feel like a home should be a bit like a journey. As you grow, as your family grows, nago-grow din ‘yung bahay dapat with us. So ‘yun ang but ng lahat ng renovations,” he added. “Et siyempre hindi natin ma-find out all there is to know just by looking at the foregrounds.”
After the typhoon, Young set up new service areas to meet the needs of her household staff. This includes a new laundry area with better air circulation and a separate bedroom for their family driver.
The Skypod also now has a solar setup to generate backup power on cloudy days and power outages.
Young then showed off the ‘subtle differences’ they’ve made, repainting the walls, ceilings and doors that have been damaged by water, wrapping the steel outdoor planters and adding more greenery to their home. .
But for him, the highlight is the new outdoor space in front of the master bedroom.
A ready-made pergola that can close in bad weather and light up at night allows him and Uy to relax, the new space shielding their bedroom from the heat of the sun.
“It’s the best favorite improvement, at least this year,” he said.
Dubbed a “super typhoon”, Odette blew maximum sustained winds of nearly 200 km/h at its peak when it hit parts of the Visayas and Mindanao in December last year, killing more than 400 people and displacing millions of people.
A total of 334 cities and municipalities have also been placed in a state of calamity. It is the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 2021.