As I mentioned here, we were fortunate to have some lovely pals come and help us start off the walls. This was especially useful for moral support, as the cabin was essentially a very heavy, very ambitious Ikea click-together affair.
The terror of uncertainty brought about by the Coronavirus epidemic is felt most acutely by low earning hourly waged workers and those in ‘high risk’ categories of susceptibility to a fatal infection. This unprecedented moment in contemporary history is shining a bright and unforgiving light on the failings of our economic system, with huge companies such as Laura Ashley already going into administration, not to mention the thousands of small locally owned businesses that will undoubtedly follow suit in the coming weeks.
Regrettably, this Amish barn-raising did not happen in our back garden.
Construction for our tiny house began in the spring of 2019. It was a hot year and our clay-filled garden was already baked into a solid concrete block. Continue reading “Preparing the Ground”
My interest in tiny houses preceded my intention to pay scholarly attention to their emancipatory potential. Like so many of my now participants, I was just poor and indignant at a housing system that appeared to be rigged. I was born poor, but I worked hard at becoming indignant.