Looking beyond the traditional cat or dog domesticated pet, Areca Roe focused on unconventional animal companions such as snakes, hedgehogs, pot-bellied pigs, ferrets and more.

Having studied ecology and biology, Roe initially speculated that the exotic animal owners acquired their abnormal housemates as a status symbol, but as she told Feature Shoot, ““In every case the owner seemed to be honestly fascinated by their creatures, and have much affection for them.” Writing on this project Roe elaborates, “I explore the elements of these relationships, and the tensions that occur between the apparent wildness of the creature and its tame, domestic surroundings of soft textures and clutter.”

Housebroken was printed as a book and is available here.