Posts Tagged ‘home’

So, you want to live differently…

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

You know, I do my homework and ask a lot. People tell me that construction materials such as wood or brick are expensive. It is cheaper to build¬†traditional concrete homes in Guatemala City ūüôĀ Not to mention the maintenance, every few years you have to replace things. That might not happen with concrete.

But there are many positive things. The light and the atmosphere generated is different and positive. Inspires and keeps you alert and suddenly many possibilities open up.  Weird but true.

What do you think?

City ‚Äč‚ÄčBehind Bars

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

In times of insecurity and lack of freedom, we live behind security gates. Nowadays you can see them expand in all places. It doesn‚Äôt create a community atmosphere but rather restrictions, regulations and often hostility. Is this person aware of the fact that their freedom has become a very small space? Has this violence locked us? Or have we taken this measure to locked us apart from violence: “Let there be violence, but outside my home‚ÄĚ. ¬†Inaction and force of habit rules.

Text and photo by Myrna Hernandez

So… You want to live in the mountains?

Monday, September 5th, 2011

This is a big issue, I’m not even sure that the buildings you see on top in the picture are completely legal. The land invasions happen all the time; if they were legal … come on! this is 2011, people should already be thinking about integrating their home with nature rather than invade and be destructive. This should be a place known as El Naranjo between Mixco and Guatemala City border.