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Monday Night Owls - 31 July 2017 - Tiny houses

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 963 Teacher
We read two articles about the benefits of tiny houses:

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/dateline/story/tiny-home-rebel?cid=inbody:are-tiny-homes-a-solution-to-the-housing-crisis
https://theconversation.com/sick-to-death-of-consumerism-find-freedom-in-a-tiny-house-35672?sg=e9e32c24-ba1b-4a7c-a174-da212daf91c7&sp=1&sr=4

Vocabulary Top 10:

tarpaulin - a large piece of waterproof material (such as plastic or canvas) that is used to cover things and keep them dry

cross section - a small group that includes examples of the different types of people or things in a larger group

into stark relief - to make something very noticeable, to stand out or be obvious

skid row - a poor part of a town or city where people who are homeless or who drink too much often go (also Skid Row - a region in LA)

slumber - sleep

toiling - working very hard for a long time

did the maths - made a calculation or come to a conclusion based on the relevant facts and figures

abode - he place where someone lives

salvage - the act of saving something (such as a building, a ship, or cargo) that is in danger of being completely destroyed

eminently - to a high degree; extremely, very


Would you live in a tiny house? Do you think they could be useful?

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  • RaraAvisRaraAvis Posts: 101 ✭✭
    If it's about holiday or cottage time then I would. But if it's on a regular basis I guess not.
    P.S. Thanks a lot @NatashaT for an awesome session and for all your efforts. It was amazing! :)
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