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$20K Home by Rural Studio.

 

$20K Home by Rural Studio.

 

$20,000 home designed by Rural Studio is an undergraduate program at the School of Architecture at Auburn University in Alabama.  The project began in 2005 and there have been about ten iterations of the house so far. The challenge of the project is to design a series of small affordable houses that can easily be replicated by local contractors.

The current project was completed about a month ago and is now occupied. The structure is 26 by 26 foot square with 530 interior square feet.  With a budget of $20,000, about $13,000 going towards materials and $7,000 going to labor. Last year’s housed was on display in New York City at the MoMA.

 

There are some green features included in each design such as:

  • 10 foot ceilings to help with cooling.
  • Keeping maintenance costs low by picking proper materials.
  • Keeping utilities cost low, especially heating and cooling. A previous $20K house has a typical operating cost of $35 a month in summer and $75 month in winter.
  • Front porch outdoor living space.

 

Click here to go to 20Khouse rural studio’s blog for more pictures and information.

 

$20K house

 

 

 

 

David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.   A resident of Fairfield County for over 40 years with 30 years of work experience throughout lower Fairfield County and now resides in Darien, Ct since 2004. 

  • Member of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, CAR.
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors, NAR.
  • Member of the Darien MLS, Greenwich MLS & Greater Fairfield County, Ct MLS.
  • NAR Green designee.
  • David Popoff is an accredited LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) Homes and USGBC member of the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).  
  • Associate member and an accredited Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct. .
  • Contact David Popoff for all your real estate needs in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

David Popoff
Connecticut Licensed Real Estate Broker
Realtor® Green
Seller Representative Specialist
Accredited Buyer Representative
candidate
LEED AP Homes

 

DMK Real Estate, Darien, CT.
Cell (203) 228-0646
DMKrealestate.com

 

 

 

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$20K Home by Rural Studio.
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