Off weeks in Bluff are awesome. Lay back, read, paint, cook, and try finding the missing parts of life. The property is totally transformed from a building ground to what the rest of the town is known for – retreat! With not much to do day long after five tiring restful days in a row, I decided to work for a while. I hence picked the safest and enjoyable job where you need only music as your companion – Sanding the pallets. I was working for a while with Bollywood music when a couple walked in. They were looking at the four half-finished blocks on the property with anxious eyes. I walked up to them, introduced myself and took them around the houses with few details on how they go together. The guy introduced himself as Dwayne (possibly-I am bad at names), a friend of Mitch. Two events reminded me of studio along this walk. The couple saw the pallets hanging up against the aluminum sheets – sanded, polished and ready to go, and ended up asking, “So what goes above them?” Awkwardly I answered, “That is our finish material, nothing goes above it.” I had to take a couple of minutes to make them apparently understand that all the pallets are salvaged and free, they seem unusual but are sturdy enough to use as exterior finish and beautiful enough to be appreciated. The guy nodded, but the lady seemed indifferent. Secondly, we entered the living module. With her first step, the lady commented that she loved the flooring. The laminate flooring apparently, is the only commonly used commercial material we have used in the house. I don’t hate it, but it just gave a clear idea of stereotypic likes and dislikes we have as a society and as consumers. I really appreciate the couple being curious enough to walk in and take a look at the houses. I think it is part of the issues DesignBuildBluff tries to tackle by embracing reuse of materials with houses, which seem weird at the first look but end up blending well in the context. They reflect the reality behind their existence. After all, all what is used to make these houses is all that is around us, all what we have discarded and all what has come back to us with a new interpretation.