Home; A Door into Ocean

Silkhouse built upon the raft.  Merwen's family harvests seasilk and spins the strands into tough fibers.  The fibers are woven into panels; each panel is twisted into a "hyperbolic paraboloid," a saddle shape.  The panels are fitted together to form a house.  Beneath each house extend tunnels into the heart of the raft, where the Sharer laboratories grow plants for "lifeshaping," a kind of genetic engineering.