Pitikeni and Tupou Fungavaka and their two young sons aged three and one lost all their belongings.
Pitikeni told Kaniva News he was thankful no one was killed in the fire.
The blaze erupted and destroyed the house on Wednesday at around 3.30pm, he said.
Fire fighters were at the scene.
Pitikeni said he was at work when he received a text message saying his house was on fire.
He posted a message on Facebook with a screenshot of the text message.
“This is the message I will never ever forget,” he wrote in Tongan.