This movie set were built for entertainment, but sometimes ended up fulfilling a necessity. A group of Tunisians have moved into the hometown of Anakin Skywalker, Mos Espa for shelter 13 years after shooting wrapped up. The set is still in good condition and is composed of 15-20 buildings, although some are only facades.
When reporters went to visit this once-fictional village, they found one person selling some of the props used in the movie. They found that a lot of the machinery and gadgets were made from wood and plastic. Still, it was probably cool to see these people casually going about their daily lives in a place that many a star wars fan would faint just thinking about.