Monday, October 6, 2008

The House that Tricia (and Hannah and Kaylie) built

Hey - I built a house last weekend!! Okay, it was cardboard and only slept 4 (and nothing else), but it was a house and it didn't collapse!!

We participated in Slum Survivor night at church to highlight world poverty and experience just a small taste of what people around the world experience everyday. It was fun and moving all at the same time.




This is the view from the front - notice the coveted corner lot.

We had neighbors one layer of cardboard away to the side and rear.



Hannah and Kaylie posing by the side of our "house". It was just deep enough to lay down in and just wide enough for the 4 of us.







Our back "door" - thanks to the corner lot, we had dual access - how cool are we??

(big expanse of clear tarp is our neighbors' outside "wall"...brrrr...)








The row of "homes" behind us.











We ate beans and rice and did challenges to earn treats like pillows and fruit and candy. Great event and hope to do it again sometime.

1 comment:

Jenibug7 said...

I heard about this- what a great idea! How many families do you think participated? Did you get to sleep on an air mattress???