Professor T. Hugh Crawford's English 1102 class on Dwelling Studies and Homelessness looked into ideas of home, and consequently, the idea of lacking home. Part of their studies involved the homeless and in particular, the Mad Housers, a nonprofit group founded 20 years ago at Tech. The Mad Housers construct low-cost temporary housing for homeless clients in the Atlanta area.

The class constructed its own Mad Houser hut in the Skiles Courtyard and invited anyone to stop by and spend a few minutes in the hut, see what's inside, dwell a little, and sign the guest book.

In January 2008 the hut was reconstructed as part of an second exhibit titled: A History of the Mad Housers which took place in the Neely Lobby of the Georgia Tech Library.

Recent Submissions

  • A History of the Mad Housers: Twenty Years Dedicated to Providing Shelter And Protection for the Homeless 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
  • [Skiles Exhibit Photographs] 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
  • [Neely Exhibit Photographs] 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-01)
  • [Dedication, A History of the Mad Housers Exhibit] 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-01)
    Photographs from the dedication of A History of the Mad Housers exhibit, January 11, 2008
  • Mad Houser Installation, Georgia Tech's Neely Lobby 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-01-08)
  • The Mad Housers Stove/Furnace 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Construction details for building a stove to heat a Mad Houser hut
  • The Mad Housers: College of Architecture Students 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    College of Architecture Students, Michael Connor and Brian Finkel, started the Mad Housers back in 1987 to combat homelessness in Atlanta
  • Mediating Homelessness Through Music 

    Henke, Alexandra (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
  • Doors of Homelessness 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
  • Our Mad Houser Build : Crawford’s honors English 1102 Class 

    Becker, Chris; Bridgers, Bill; Elhammali, Nirouz; Ervin, Matt; Evans, Alexandria; Foltz, Ashby; Gustafson, Erik; Henke, Alexandra; Johnson, Cory; Lesniewski, Victor; MacAluso, Pete; Manfre, Alec; Murfy, Daniel; Walker, Jonathan; Anglin, Lindsay; Crawford, T. Hugh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    LCC and the Institute Honors Program are marking Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week at Georgia Tech by constructing a full-sized Mad Houser hut in the Skiles Courtyard. Hugh Crawford's Honors Section of English 1102 ...
  • The Mad Housers 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Mad Housers, Inc. is a non-profit corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia and engaged in charitable work, research and education. The Mad Housers are perhaps best known for a hands-on, pragmatic approach to providing shelter ...