There are approximately 2500 workers halls and other community houses built at various times in Finland. Ideological associations built the houses as open spaces of civic activity and culture. The building and maintenance of these houses is an unbroken tradition stretching from the 1880s to this day. Many houses are located in valuable cultural milieus and are architecturally significant. These houses are an important part of Finland's built heritage and they are connected to the powerful historical continuum of Finnish communality. For seven years, photographer and architect Tuomas Uusheimo has traveled around Finland and photographed the workers halls and community houses presented in this book. The portraits and stories of the people encountered at the houses show what they are like now.