Wednesday, June 07, 2006

mud hut for sale


In the new South Africa, shanties have value. The shack in the photo recently sold for $21,000. The New York Times reports.

3 comments:

Jed Geiman said...

Hi Robert,
My apologies on not posting a comment directly related to the mud hut, although it is fascinating. I read your book shortly after it was published and was genuinely moved by the alternative urbanism you presented. It especially got me thinking about my own life as a fellow New York City dweller. Anyway, here's a link to a conference in California on "Exurban Noir". It's not specifically related to your work in covering squatter communities, but I thought you might find it compelling nonetheless. Thanks and keep up the good work, - Jed

rn said...

Jed:

Thanks for your heartfelt reaction. Exurban Noir sounds like an interesting conference. Are you going?

WizardMan said...

Hey,
Question 21000 dollars? Where did you find that out. I live in South Africa and cannot believe that that's even possbile. WOW...