Top Marks for Innovation

Western Queensland Road Trip – Square Tops Challenge #3

At first glance this small hut outside the Morven Historical Village looks like any other old slab hut. Look closer and you’ll see it’s not made of timber – the shingles are tin.

During the Great Depression, thousand of Australians lost their jobs and their homes. For many families huts built out of flattened kerosene tins were a cheap alternative. Kerosene tins were plentiful and construction was simple.

With a dirt floor and no lining on the walls, daily living in a hut like this would have been hard but at least it gave a family shelter.

While our travels are on hold, I’m joining in every day with Becky’s April Square Tops Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: photos must be square and fit the theme word “top”.

29 thoughts on “Top Marks for Innovation

  1. Hot, cold and possibly a little smelly in the beginning. We really don’t know what true hardship is do we? The people living in shanty towns in Africa can be quite resourceful with the materials they have to hand to build their shelters.

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