After the special period Cuba was in severe debt. However, they had already promised their citizens definite housing. This is how the Cuban Micro brigade came about. What this entails is citizens must learn trades in order to assist in the building of homes for themselves and people in other professions who can not donate their time to construction such as doctors and lawyers. The government would decide when a citizen would attain housing. This work explores the homes built and lived in by three citizens from Alamar, Cuba.