Building houses


From the hut to the house
A winterproof roof over the head.

In tiny, miserable huts made of clay, boards and various found objects, Roma families live in a very small space. Ten of them have to share a room. Especially the icy winter months are hard. The rain often causes the mud walls to collapse, the roofs are not watertight. There is no furniture, only worn out sofas and old ovens on which the food is prepared. It is impossible to keep things tidy, there is no washing facility. We build new houses with our fathers, stable and winterproof. What is possible, we renovate and install new windows and doors. In the workshops, apprentices make beds, boxes and tables for their families.