Temporary Shelters is a book object built into a landsnail shell. The text begins curled into the shell as one long scroll to be unfurled and, ulitmately, detached completely by the reader. Each book is encased in dirt in a cardboard box, from which the reader is instructed to fill the emptied shell with dirt and plant a seed. Equipped with a gold chain to hang it from, the shell/book which begins as a shelter for the text becomes a home for a new plant. The theme of the book confronts the idea of homemaking as an instinctual response, where a detached narrator observes the habits of people and animals in attempts to understand their own relationship with the temporal body.