Doctoral research undertaken by William Hodgson at the Bartlett School of Architecture attempted to establish the willingness of local residents in Hoxton to undertake self-building. A market stall containing a drawing showing activities was used to measure types of work people might consider.
The results of two of the outings of the market stall show the types of work people would undertake. A map was also used to determine where they lived.
Visitors to the market stall, shown in Hoxton Street, were encouraged to test their skills adding shingles to the partly complete structure. It contained a brazier to keep warm which produced smoke from its chimney.
Visitors to the stall could discuss their views of self-building whilst adding stickers to the drawing inside. The drawing depicted the various activities which might be involved in self-building such as plumbing, joinery or book-keeping.