‘Home Sweet Home’ live installation, England

Photo © HSH Communities Limited

Is it art? Theatre? Or a model village gone berserk?

Home Sweet Home, which travels from place to place, starts with a huge street map on the floor. You turn up, select a miniature cardboard flatpack home, erect it on your chosen plot and customize it any way you like with card, glitter, plasticine…

A colourful, quirky town starts to mushroom with wacky extensions, Liquorice Allsorts walls, houseboats, a ghostbusters business, a rocket house advertising trips to the moon…

The Residents Radio blasts out local news and requested tunes, a postman collects and delivers letters and messages are posted on the community notice board. Maybe you’ll get an invitation to your neighbours’ pool party? Join the campaign to close the brothel? Or stand for the local council?

Readers who enjoyed
this article also liked:

  • Highgate Cemetery, London

    Gigantic, gothic and overgrown, Highgate is the most famous cemetery in England. And some say, it’s the quirkiest too.

  • The Bonk Museum, Finland

    You might be forgiven for believing the Finns have gone completely bonkers with this wacky museum.

  • Perky’s Bat Tower, Florida

    A tragicomic tale of a fisherman, mosquitoes and some very fickle bats lies behind this curious looking construction on Sugarloaf Key.


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.