Little house in the BIG HOUSE


Little House in the Big House takes you inside the gates of the Vermont state women’s prison where 45 women build a single family home from start to finish. Under the instruction of the tradeswomen’s group Vermont Works for Women, these women find the tools necessary to build a house and construct a sustainable future. 

Meet four women who tell their own stories inside prison and outside after their release. Witness the significant triumphs and the harsh complications of trying to make lasting changes.

Vermont artists and sisters Kim Brittenham and Tiffany Rhynard produced the film under their production company, Sisters Unite. Vermont songwriters and performers Anais Mitchell and Steph Pappas contribute to the soundtrack in addition to musicians Cara Hagan and Karma Mayet Johnson.


Images taken from the film. Website by Sisters Unite.

          a documentary film