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Shangri-la pallet shack winners announced

Here is a link http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/news/shangri-la-shack-winners-revealed to the weird and wondrful world of pallet shacks, designed by members for the public for Shangri La at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Ranging from Water Shortage, a  home made from pallets and recycled water containers to The Temple of the B-Movie Cult made from discarded VHS tapes to the ‘House of the Obsessive Reclaimer’. We also loved Slumtons “Shangri-La’s Number 1 Estate Agency” who say” With thousands of slums for sale and to let worldwide, we give you a unique insight into the ever changing slums market. Our café-style offices have revolutionised the selling of slums, making the dream of slum living accessible to all.  The eye-catching design of our offices was created to provide a better service and a more one to one experience. Enjoy some delicious (almost clear) muddy water from the local spring whilst perusing the best selection of with and without running sewage slums – available to suit all budgets” !

Festival-goers were invited to respond to Shangri-La’s narrative and design brief, and build their own homes on site. The overall theme of the field is about a fight for resources and the Shacks form a crucial part – they are the tiny homes erected by the desperate on the outskirts of the alleys. Whilst the Shacks are part of the overall visual aesthetic of the field, there is a more serious aspect to the project – this is about a fight for survival when resources become scarce and resourcefulness becomes the name of the game.    In all 19 pallet palaces will be coming to Shangri La. Go find them!