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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 09:26 PM
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77. We're having the same issue in Austin
We have a non-profit group here called Mobile Loaves and Fishes that has been doing good work helping to feed and cloth the homeless and now they're going to start a new project called HOW (Habitat On Wheels) that will be a small community of RV's and site built cottages. Of course, the standard NIMBY issues have come up, but as of April 10th, it looks like they will be successful with the first step which is getting a long term lease from the city for a nominal amount. You can read about it here:

http://mlf.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=habitat_...

Also, the University of Colorado had a student project in the School of Architecture where they came up with a kit to upgrade used mobile homes into small but very liveable homes using donated materials and labor and above all, good design. Here is their website:

http://www.trailerwrap.net /

And here are a couple of articles about it:

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/trailers-from-trash-t...

http://mapletonhomeassoc.blogspot.com/2005/10/trailerwr...
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