Shelter


To shelter: a place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger.

David Sobel writes about special places (shelters). In his research he found that children have a universal tendency to create or find their own private places, specifically children in the age of seven to twelve. Children like to find and create places where they can hide away and retreat into their own found or constructed spaces. These places can be built or found inside but also outside (such as a fort, den, tree house, a hidden corner in the house, a shelter). 

Lisa’s (12 years) shelter, Amsterdam, 17 July 2018 

Luuk’s shelter (13 years) shelter, Lisseuil, May 2017

Lisa’s shelter (11 years) shelter, Lisseuil, May 2017