A Hut of One's Own

By Ann Cline

A book exploring the joy of small simple spaces. A hut can be the most basic shelter but also the most sacred of human constructions.

An excerpt:

This book is about eccentrics and recluses, hut dwellers and ne’er-do-wells, a story about lives scribbled in the margins of architecture and history, of huts and follies that would be forgotten but for the curious way misanthrophy occasionally turns beneficent.

More than only a story, this book is also an essay that attempts to overturn Architecture;s victory over Individual Experience. Here we will look at dwellings that were not well attuned to the architecture of their era and at their builders, whose lives may instead have been ahead of their time, as if their very inability to march in step raised exactly those cultural issues that later on became helpful.