01 October 2010
Collected at the Whitstable Biennale this summer, this house was from Heidi Plant's "Moving House" project. Each wooden house was numbered and she asked that you take a picture and send it to her with the number. This, I think, is number 531 but it may be 532. I forgot to write the number down each time I visited the allotment where it sits in the garden in front of the shed, and now it is too faded to read. I like the tropical looking location.
I have another little house, number 111 - a second home? - that sits on the mantelpiece in my bedroom among the stones and shells I've brought home this summer. I'm not sure it's going to stay there so have not taken a picture yet. If only moving house was as easy as picking it up from the mantelpiece. I keep thinking how nice it would be to have a house by the sea, or with a sunny garden big enough to grow vegetables, a house that is warmer in the winter and lighter all year round, one that has less dust.
A caravan, perhaps...