Anyone can start a space like Dreamhaus, but not everyone realizes they can. There wasn’t anything about our apartment that made it a particularly apt location for a makeshift community center. It was very small. It was surrounded by neighbors. By most “normal” standards, this project made no sense at all. But that’s what is really cool about opening up to these sorts of possibilities: you start to realize your own potential to subvert normalized realities, and deconstruct what we’re socially conditioned to understand as a private space’s purpose. Dreamhaus showed us that even the most unassuming space could be collectively transformed into its own little world. We all learned from it. I’m a different person because of it.