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Thread #68954 Message #1957052
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
03-Feb-07 - 10:08 PM
Thread Name: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Subject: RE: Ticky-tacky
very interesting to see the houses that inspired a song I've known for yonks. Thanks for posting it, Clairebear. It's also good to get a local perspective, Joe.
It's also very interesting to see how the website picked up this thread!
In Oz our returned soldiers & their mates built their own homes using fibro sheets, and many families lived for years in a garage while slowly building the house. Some houses were never finished.
Some are still as originaly built 60 years later, others have been covered in brick cladding, or demolished & replaced with brick houses or MacMansions.
I grew up surrounded by these fibro houses, tho we lived in a brick house that Dad's Dad built in 1916, then another, older, decrepit weatherboard house.