A Maverick Inuit Way and the Vikings is the seventh in a series of historically and politically-themed travel memoirs by Mary Jane Walker. It describes her travels in Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Finland and the Orkneys, Shetlands and other formerly Norse islands of Scotland. Mary Jane reflects on the cities and wilderness regions, and on the emergence of a new Cold War on the Baltic Sea.
In this post, I ask whether affordable barn houses, with steel exteriors and kitset interiors made of machined pine logs, could help New Zealand to beat its national housing emergency. Kiwibuild is a start, but not enough. There has to be a return to the hands-on housing activism of the past, so that more small, affordable dwellings will be erected on private sections and in larger projects, like the one in the feature image, as well.Continue readingView more blog posts
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