Make a Worm Hotel

The pet of your dreams in a jar

14 Apr 2013

Always dreamed of having a pet, but do your parents think you are too young or a pet is too much hassle? We have the ideal pet for you (and for your parents): a worm. He doesn't eat much, just a little compost and a few old lettuce leaves, you don't have to walk him, and he's quiet and sweet. You could make your own Worm Hotel at the Hot Love Nest.


Create your own worm hotel - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. Hot Love Nest is a project part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra


Freezing Favela

Freezing Favela was a temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek. The Fabriek is situated in the Van Gendthallen on Oostenburg, Amsterdam. The space is big, unheated, and the roof leaks. Designers, cooks and other makers have been given the possibility to claim part of this space as their own. They worked autonomously from their workshop- or project space, but like in any other community, materials, space, and functions had to be shared. Favela citizens made tosti's from scratch, paper from cow dung, furniture from cardboard, and food from our aquaponics farm. They gave workshops, organized get-togethers, and served food.

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Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10-12, Oostenburg Amsterdam.