In the second episode of Season 2, Bill and Richard violate the spirit of Labor Day and get to work on recording a podcast. It’s okay, because our special guest is Bev, Bill’s mother-in-law. Since she’s from Australia, we can celebrate Labor Day in late winter, like they do in the southern hemisphere. Our topic of discussion: the different houses we have lived in and how they shaped our daily lives in North America, Australia, and Greece.
The podcast begins with a discussion of Queensland, Australia, and in particular the Queenslander, a house, traditionally built of timber, suitable for the hot climate of Australia. We drift into a discussion of the American Ranch style house, with an oblique nod to the Four-square. Perhaps you should buy a Field Guide to American Houses. You can find a typology on the web, of course.
We referenced Greek Houses and Kostis Kourelis
It’s not Caraheard without a reference to mancamps in the Bakken, or their abandonment as the oil boom turns down.