What a lovely way to spend an afternoon; Tracey and I went along to an event at Battersea Arts Centre where we each chose a plot and 'bought' a 200mm cardboard house to go on it, which we then customised using the materials provided.
Had I realised in advance the sort of afternoon that I was in for, I would have planned ahead and taken a few things with me, such a scalpel, and thought of a few ideas in advance. But time was of the essence as both of us had other places to be by 6pm, so I decided to restrict my design using whatever I could find inside three magazines. I relocated and replaced the windows and doors, added a stained glass window on one side and a bit of trompe on the other. The whole thing was then finished off with sedum roofs and gardens made of soft furnishings.
Tracey's house, across the street (which I named Makepiece Road) had wood panelling made from pegs, insulated roof tiles, an iridescent pink frontage and a huge bit of modern art in the back garden.
Had either of us looked into it a bit more before showing up we would have found out that being as it was the last day it was going on into the evening and a 'street party' was planned where all participants could be return to meet their neighbours and collect their houses. How frustrating! I'll definitely be going to the next one.