Two weeks ago, the Christian Science Monitor featured Everhouse, a simple design meant to address the post-hurricane housing shortage near the Gulf Coast:
The designer of Everhouse looked to the advantages of prefabrication to help.
Key benefit: the shell can be assembled in one day.
The company hopes to produce 1,500 homes per year.
designers: John Sawyer and Harold McKenna
size: 1,300 sf
notes: price is about half the cost of traditional affordable housing in the area
Sawyer also sees a shortage of skilled construction labor in the region. Read the article for his proposed solution.
Subtitle: A team redisigns the who, how, and what of Gulf Coast affordable housing
Author: Paul Sedan
Publication: Christian Science Monitor
Length: 865 words
Date: October 23, 2008