MUDGIRLS MANIFESTO: HANDBUILT HOMES, HANDCRAFTED LIVES
Author: Molly Murphy, Clare Kenny
In the face of widespread burnout and a world that has gone crazy, how do we find things to say "yes" to rather than a resounding "no"?
On North America's West Coast, a group of rebel women who, 10 years ago, chose to break free from a rigged economic and social system. They didn't take to the streets to lobby banks and governments to change their ways – they didn't have time for that. They had babies to feed and house. They reckoned that if nobody else was going to change the rules to support basic human needs and respect the biosphere, then we were all free to make our own rules.
They chose action. They decided to teach themselves how to build houses using the most abundant material on earth – mud. They'd learn by building and gathering skills and allies. They'd have fun, sharing whatever they learned with whoever wanted to come along for the ride. The Mudgirls revolution was born.
Part story of rebel women, grassroots self-governance, community-building, part incendiary political and economic tract, and part practical guide to building natural homes for real people, Mudgirls Manifesto is about respecting the earth and each other and crafting meaningful lives.
It's a powerful, positive antidote to troubled times.
The Mudgirls is an all-women's natural building collective from coastal British Columbia. They build houses and offer workshops that empower people to take back the right to shelter themselves. They champion respect for the earth and each other.