Architecture for Humanity Denver (AfH) and Open Tech Forever (OTF) are demonstrating that it is possible to build an open source, compressed earth block (CEB) house that meets the Living Building Challenge 2.1 standard.
We invite you to join our international call to action. Enter the contest and help us design a CEB home that we will build in the Spring of 2014 on our 40 acre site in Denver, Colorado.
We will document each home design and the systemic body of knowledge that informs this process, so that anyone in the world can both learn from and contribute to the project. This is an open source house for the world. The Forever Home.
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*Contributions above $20 will go toward the construction of the Forever Home - Thank You
Email Entry: Katiegaildonahue@gmail.com
Subject: Forever Home Design Submission
1451 South Dahlia St
Denver, CO 80222
C/O Katie Donahue
The deadline to register for the challenge is January 1st, 2014.
This project uses the Living Building Challenge 2.1 (PDF) standard in addition to rules linked above.
Feel free to post questions here. You can also access the questions section (Issues) from the menu on the right side of this page (login required).
Throughout the duration of the design challenge, we invite you to contribute to the wiki and join us for online video hangouts with sustainable building experts.
You happen to be on the Forever Home Design Challenge Wiki right now. We encourage you to add information about compressed earth block construction and other relevant forms of green building. Here's a handy list of instructions to help you get started:
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