The Adopt a $20k house program is a charitable project by Rural Studio which is a part of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University.
In the past, I’ve featured some of Rural Studio’s work before. In fact, it’s one of my favorite stories which dates back to July 2, 2010 and it’s titled Students Design/Build 400 Sq. Ft. Home for $20k.
The school builds tiny and small homes for only $20,000 in materials while providing affordable housing to those in need in the area while students are getting hands on design and construction experience. They also get a chance to give while doing it. On top of all that, recipients for affordable housing get access to night classes for continuing adult education.
$20k House Program Helping Students And Homeless
Image © CitizenArchitect/YouTube
Image © Rural Studio (See: Frank’s $20k House)
I think it’s a great program so I wanted to share it with you in case you might want to get involved in some way whether you want to donate or get involved with the College of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University.
Below you can see more of what the good people over at Rural Studio have been doing over the years. They’ve even written and published a book called Rural Studio at Twenty: Designing and Building in Hale County, Alabama. At the bottom I list some helpful links in case you’re interested in learning more about Auburn University, their $20k house projects, or if you want to donate. Either way, please enjoy and re-share the photos, links and videos below. Thank you!
Video Story and Tour of Two Brothers’ $32k Duplex House
Video Story #2 Rural Studio – Architecture for All
Video Story #3 The Spirit of Rural Studio
- 400 Sq. Ft. $20k House by Rural Studio
- More Affordable Housing Projects at Rural Studio
- Programs at Rural Studio
- Get the Book: Rural Studio at Twenty
- Get Involved at Rural Studio
- Donate to Rural Studio
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Related: 400 Sq. Ft. $20k House by Rural Studio
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Interesting videos; good luck to you all.
Thanks for sharing this Alex. I”m from Alabama and getting reaquainted with Auburn lately. I want to look these folks up and pat them on the back. This makes me proud to be an Auburn grad.
People NEED decent housing . . .even if they can’t afford opulent homes.
That third video, about Citizen Architect, brought tears to my eyes. Professor Mockbee is a hero in my book.
That was so inspiring! I could really see myself getting involved in something like this. I am not an architect, but I have been in the building trades my whole life (high-end commercial). If anyone knows of any programs in the northeast, I would be most grateful for that information. Thanks.
I looked at the website. The way it reads there is only one house built per year though. I need funding and was hopeful this might assist me. I don’t have a year though 🙁
There are NO PROGRAMS OUT THERE FOR THE DISABLED WHILEEEEE they are WAITING for two to three years on the settling of it all. If my SR father hadn’t have taken me in, then i would be living under a bridge somewhere dumpster diving….. Just saying….And don’t GET me started on our VETS! 250,000 NIGHTLY sleep in the streets! ….This is an AWESOME program, just wish they had the resources to assist more people….
Thanks for sharing Patti. I agree. We definitely need more resources for programs like this. I’m wishing you the best. -Alex
This is the 3rd time I have written to you, and have yet to get a response.. I am also disabled, isn’t there something out there to help us have a roof over our head/ I am going to be homeless very soon…