If you’re a skater, you’ve almost definitely set foot in a skate house. You might have even called one home. A skouse, as Sal Barbier eloquently put it, is a home in which two or more skateboarders reside. While they may hold down part-time jobs, skateboarding is the focus of their lives and permeates all aspects of their domicile.
Skate houses exist in every city. They’re the pre- and post-session spots and the places where traveling skaters crash, no matter how scarce their couch space. But as anyone who’s visited one will tell you, these are far from the only universal truths about skate houses. Here are 10 signs that your home is a skate house.Click to start the list