After completing her Master’s Degree in Architecture, Larraine Henning decided to explore architecture in a more dedicated way; by living the life of a squatter and publishing an informative “how-to” book of survival and self-sufficiency.
A Practical Guide to Squatting doesn’t just provide useful tips for anyone planning to begin living such a lifestyle but includes tons of handy illustrations as well.
While the author casually states that the book is mainly meant to be a “tongue in cheek” guide to squatting, it’s quite apparent that she may very well be an expert on the subject. While demonstrating essential survival techniques such as how-to pick a lock and how-to assemble a temporary shelter, the author doesn’t hesitate to air on the side of leisure by showing readers how to build their own swimming pool as well.
During Henning’s time as a student, she studied informal architecture and alternative communities, in addition to temporary building and squatting. Being a well-rounded expert on the subject, Henning has been living beside an apple orchard for some time now.
She’s been actually been living off the land, for several months.
(Images: Wax Castle)