This Old House Revisited
HOME House, a national design initiative, challenges artists and architects to envision affordable housing in a sustainable way. The competition, launched by Habitat International in Americus, Georgia, received support from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences. The competition received 440 entries, including essays and an overview of the HOME House project. In addition, the competition is a showcase of innovative ideas for sustainable housing, as well as the design and construction of these houses.
The project houses featured on This Old House include the Dorchester House from season one, the Seaside Victorian Cottage in season 42, and the 1880 New England Cape in historic Concord, Massachusetts. While the West Roxbury Victorian was one of the first one-family buildings built in the subdivision, it was still built to match 1920s lifestyle standards. In this episode, an urban couple from the city plans to move out of the city to renovate a three-acre New England Cape. The couple hopes to update the interior and improve the exterior views of their three-acre property.
After determining the scope of the project, you can determine what materials and tools you will need to complete the renovation. Make sure to draw out your new layout on old walls, and mark the studs. This will make the process easier. Before hiring a contractor, ask all the necessary questions. Remember, planning will pay off, and the kick-off meeting will serve as a final sanity check, so it is imperative to make sure no detail is overlooked.
Earlier this year, the National House Project incorporated as a charity. The National House Project provides local authorities with support in managing their local House Projects. The goal is to support young mothers and their children as they move out of the care system. The organization provides peer-led support to young mothers, and a supportive environment for parent education. In this way, the project is aimed at helping young parents transition from care to the workforce.
Howard Husock, vice-president of policy research at the right-wing Manhattan Institute, has proposed a creative solution. Instead of paying people to move out, landlords could buy the houses. After all, they could move anywhere, not just the housing projects. And the public would get free space. This could be a good solution. For the time being, though, there are no concrete solutions. It is important to continue the conversation about the future of housing.