HOME – Affordable Housing for $30,000

Sponsor: Building Trust, U.K.

Type: open, international

Eligibility: Professionals, students

Subject: Designing a dwelling in a Developed Country for $30,000 (£20,000)

Fees: None for students; £95 for design professionals


30 June 2012 – Registration deadline

31 July 2012 – Submission deadline

Design challenge:

To find well designed homes for the elderly or homeless within some of the World’s richest countries. The growing rate in single occupancy households has led to increased numbers of young and elderly people affected by poverty being forced to live in substandard living conditions & in the worst cases sleeping rough. Designers, engineers, architects and house builders are being asked to provide a solution to the housing crisis by offering sustainable, affordable small homes that give those that are alienated or marginalised within society a safe place to live. Contestants are asked to site their proposals in an urban area of a developed country, develop single occupant designs that are sensitive to the local context and keep to a budget of £20,000

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