Handmade - Siri Helle
Learning the Art of Chainsaw Mindfulness in a Norwegian Wood
The story of one woman, one chainsaw, and one modest plan for a mini-cabin - a book from Norway that celebrates the act of making something with your own two hands.
These are questions that preoccupy Siri Helle when she inherits a cabin of 25 square metres, without electricity, inlet water, or a loo, and decides to build an outhouse herself. Without any previous experience of building anything, she has to learn on the job and what she learns is not just about how to lay a floor and construct walls, but about what she is capable of and about craft and about the satisfactions to be found in making things by hand. Written with humour and insight, Handmade is the inspiring story of someone who tried to do it herself - and did.