Lewes Public Library to screen ‘One Big Home’ Jan. 11

Documentary follows carpenter trying to understand giant houses
January 8, 2019

Lewes Public Library will host a screening of “One Big Home” Friday, Jan. 11, at 6:30 p.m. The documentary follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size. 

The film is directed by Thomas Bena and is 88 minutes in length. Its mission is to promote thoughtful development practices that respect a town’s character, preserve the natural environment, and consider both the size of houses and their affordability.

After the screening there will be a panel discussion with Judy Rolfe, photographer, environmental filmmaker and production assistant on “Tidewater,” and Chris Bason, executive director for the Center for the Inland Bays. Registration is requested.

To sign up, call the library at 302-645-2733 or stop by the circulation desk. For more information about this documentary or to learn more about the library, call 302-645-2733 during business hours or go to For more information about the film, go to

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