Friday, February 19, 2010

a fab house built for 20K

last weekend, i was looking over an older issue of met home (RIP), and i read a fascinating article about the work that Pam Dorr (formerly of Baby Gap etc.) is doing in Hale County Alabama. She found that though people on fixed incomes could not handle large mortgages, or get loans to buy most houses, they were able to get loans for $20,000. Dorr realized through outreach in the community, that if she could come up with a house one could build for 10K of materials and 10K of labor that there would be a sizable demand. the charming homes pictured here are a sample of their handiwork. so cool.

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