The little house is a replica of the artist’s parents’ hand-made Adobe home during China’s cultural revolution. The structure is designed and constructed following the simple techniques for traditional northern Chinese adobe dwelling. Local materials, including clay, sand, straw, recycled barn wood,fallen trees, were collected and used to build the little house. The Little House is a permanent installation at Art Farm, Nebraska.
The interior of the house is pasted with American newspaper articles about China, following the conventional usage of newspaper as wallpaper in this type of dwellings.
The structure will gradually erode in weather and return to earth in about 30-40 years, the typical life span of a building of its type in China.