11/4/14

worker's hut

At Pioneer Village in Stratford, I found this quite ingenious to make a house from metal drums.

The little sign on the door says 'whare' (pronounced far-ay), a Maori word that means 'home'.




10 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

How very ingenious to make the house out of drums and it was great to see the inside and how they have kept it for people to see,

Tom said...

"Whare is where the heart is" and lastly there's a lot of drumming going on here. Corny! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Roan said...

Interesting way to make a house. Love seeing all the rusty utensils inside! My kind of place to visit!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Agree, very ingenious! But wouldn't they get really hot\/

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That is great; a place to cook, a place to eat and a place to sit/sleep...all under a roof and mostly wind-proof. That'll do!!!

Something similar over at my place today. YAM xx

Marie said...

Wow...that makes me sad. For a workman to call this home. I'm glad they saved it (or reconstructed it) for a museum so people can see how hard it was during the Depression!

Linda W. said...

Interesting little house. I guess you make do with the materials you have.

Judy said...

Wow!! I cannot imagine living in a place like that, but I suppose it was better than sleeping rough! We have it so easy now, when it comes to housing!!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Tough lot, those pioneers! I've lived in some fairly basic habitations in my time but nothing quite that primitive - they have my admiration.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

You always find the neatest things!

Visiting from Rubbish Tuesday,

Lindy