Squat to a Tree Fort

Walking into this house is like stepping into a dense web of social action— worn floor boards bear the marks of countless young radicals have walked in and over, giant jugs of iced green tea sit on the kitchen table, art projects from years ago remained tacked to the wall.  What started as a squat for a couple of homeless young men in the 70s has transformed into a hub of activists and activism.

This House Wants Change

Photos by Jenna Spitz

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

The man we followed (who asked to remain anonymous), moved in during the 80s after the squat was purchased by a group of friends dedicated to social justice and community living.  The cheap rent and flexible renting policies make it easy for activists to hold down part time jobs while dedicating a majority of their time to creating change.

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