The HOME House Project
The HOME House project is a multi-year national design initiative that addresses three key issues facing society: sustainability, affordability, and design. Launched by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the project challenges architects and designers to create environmentally friendly housing that can meet basic human needs. Interested designers and architects were given a budget and asked to create a sustainable housing design. The result? A collection of sustainable house plans and essays.
The House Project is a new model of residential support for young people leaving care. It is based on the idea that young people need longer-term support to move out on their own. They need structure, guidance, and supportive relationships that will help them settle into their new environment. A key part of the model is to provide trusting relationships with peers, a key part of the House Project approach. The House Project will support local authorities and other community-based organisations in their work with young people in residential care.
The project’s long-term success is rooted in its commitment to research and innovation. Many of the homeowners have been involved in the project since its inception. The community is centered around an old farmhouse that once housed the area’s first postmaster, Luther Price. It has a rich history and charm, but it’s in need of a new lease on life. The house was built in 1894 and was the first one-family home in a new neighborhood.
The Black House Project is situated on two acres of land in rural Connecticut, on tidal wetlands on the Patchogue River. The Patchogue River begins in Westbrook and joins the Menunketesuck River in a marshy area west of the harbor. This combined stream eventually flows into Long Island Sound. Patchogue comes from the Eastern Algonquian language. In addition to this, there are many resources in the city that can help you discover an original house design.
The Green House Project staff consists of four roles. The Shahbaz performs basic housekeeping and personal care for elders and a Guide supervises. The Sage acts as a community elder who has lived in the community for many years. Throughout the project, the community is involved in making it a more vibrant and inviting place to live. And it’s all part of a larger mission. The project is based on an art-based model that is helping the community thrive.