Non-fiction

Siri Helle

The Hand Made Tale Chainsaw Mindfulness
Med berre nevane. Eit forsvar for praktisk arbeid

We humans have always used our hands to create the world around us. Until now. Today we have gone from being practitioners to theorists, from being producers to consumers. What happens to us when we no longer use our hands? What happens to society? This is the story of building a small, but absolutely necessary house on your own and feeling an intense joy of doing it by yourself.

Siri Helle inherited a cabin of 25 square meters, without electricity and without inlet water, and without an outhouse. She decided to build the outhouse herself, a bit like a protest, but mostly to find out if she was able to do it.
On the way back to her own hands, Siri Helle is inspired by other people who in various ways find joy, meaning and in some cases livelihood in creating with their own hands and body. This is a story about practical work and the intense joy of mastering it.

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