08/24 Go Small and Go Home: UC Berkeley Team Working to Create an Affordable Housing Fix

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A team of Cal students is setting out to demonstrate one possible solution to the Bay Area’s gentrification and escalating housing costs: Go tiny.

By next fall, the group plans to finish building a net-zero energy, approximately 250-square-foot home-on-wheels at UC Berkeley’s Richmond Field Station, a 152-acre plot that the university plans to eventually transform into the Berkeley Global Campus.

It’s a two-year quest—with the first year focused just on design—during which the students hope to demonstrate that UC Berkeley and the city of Richmond can preserve affordable housing options once the Global Campus development is a reality.

Read more at http://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2015-08-24/go-small-and-go-home-uc-berkeley-team-working-create

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Elaine Walker