They may be all about rebellion, but punk houses haven't changed much over the past 30 years, reports Penelope Green in The New York Times (1/3/08). A punk house can be situated in a trailer, van, warehouse, treehouse, bus -- or just about anywhere the rent is cheap. It was born of "an attempt to opt out of just about everything that smacked of the mainstream." Most punk houses are populated by male rockers in their 20s although there are some all-female and coed punk houses, too. The decor is, well, punk. "It's self-expression in the living space, not just on the bodies," says Abby Banks, who photographed 42 punk houses and published them in a book, "Punk House: Interiors in Anarchy."
The punk-house interior, according to Abby, is "logo-centric. As with T-shirts or tattoos, they contain lots of writing ... on walls, door jambs, stoves and toilets."