June 5 2024

by Dr Julie Collins

Research Fellow and Curator in the Architecture Museum, at the University of South Australia.   

Sleep-outs which were common in South Australian homes during the twentieth century. These varied in design from enclosed verandahs and the lean-to, to purpose-designed rooms and were intended for sleeping in the fresh air. This talk will trace the design, construction and use of sleep-outs within the context of medical and architectural ideas current at the time, including concepts of what made a healthy home.