Here's a picture of one of my favorites, a sort of gothic hut. The dwellings are made of whatever materials Allen finds at a site. They are held together with only intention and gravity and strong winds may return them to their native state.
|Non-Urban Renewal Project (NURP), Dwelling #13. Photo: Cathy Allen|
Most people were excited about Allen's project, but not everyone. One long time resident complained that people come out to the desert thinking they can do whatever they like and that this project might encourage that attitude, as well as providing temporary shelter for people up to no good. The ephemeral nature and remote sitings of these shelters make that unlikely.
|Allen remembers the little people in NURP dwelling, miniature series # 9. Photo: Cathy Allen|