• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Leigh Tate
  • jordan barton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Greg Martin
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • Jay Angler
  • Nancy Reading
  • Mike Barkley
  • L. Johnson

Is the current housing similar to the 1930's or is it something else

Posts: 2189
Location: Cascades of Oregon
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
So I've seen the current housing issues along the West Coast, well at least fron San Fransico to Seattle and it's heartbreaking. Comparing 1930's "Hoover Villes" to contemporary photos are quite similar.  What do you think might be a move forward?
[Thumbnail for seattle-1937.jpg]
Posts: 2701
Location: Zone 5 Wyoming
kids duck forest garden chicken pig bee greening the desert homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I think the United States is headed toward a massive decline and far too many will suffer horribly.
master pollinator
Posts: 267
Location: 5,000' 35.24N zone 7b Albuquerque, NM
hugelkultur forest garden building rocket stoves woodworking greening the desert
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
A few days ago, I spoke with a family member who was a boy in the 1930’s. He told me about his neighborhood in Lincoln, Nebraska. Prior to the depression, the area was growing and families purchased city lots with the intent to build their homes. When the economy tanked and people lost their jobs, they continued to work on their homes using resources that they could buy, repurpose, or creatively source. In this part of the country, basements were common. The families dug out and built their basements using what resources they could pull together: horses, shovels, block, brick. Fire places, chimneys, water hookups, sewage connections proceeded by hand, slowly. Roofs were temporary, improvised or part of the future first floor. The families on this block lived in their basements through the ‘30s: subterranean dwellings.
I never lived in the 1930’s, but it seems to me that resourceful, creative, adaptable people were around then and are finding their way now.
A way forward? Focus on those people who are steadfastly digging in, building their foundations, and planting things that will be around in a hundred years. Those basements in Lincoln are still there, hidden by above-ground homes and shaded by massive trees.
That's my roommate. He's kinda weird, but he always pays his half of the rent. And he gave me this tiny ad:
Pre-order Certified Garden Master course - LIVE Stream
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic