Celebrating life and death through building your own coffin

Dozens of coffin clubs are emerging in New Zealand, where elderly can get together and build their own coffins for their eventual passing. Through this little pastime, elderly make new friends and such an activity is cost-savings and helps to combat loneliness. This ever-growing community now totals about 160 members in New Zealand, celebrating their lives as they are fully cognizant of their death.


National Geographic, “Kiwi Coffin Club Throws Glitter on the Idea of Dying”, 19 October 2017.

To read more: http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/australia/kiwi-coffin-club-throws-glitter-on-the-idea-of-dying.asp