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Horseshoe Homes Celebration November 09, 2019!

Almost time for a BIG celebration!!! The Horseshoe Homes project team has been busy wrapping up the finishing touches for the special day…only 11 days to go!

Join Project Horseshoe Farm and Auburn University Rural Studio for the ribbon cutting on Saturday, November 9th! Meet us at the PHF Headquarters at 1202 Main Street in downtown Greensboro at 11:30 a.m. to walk over to the site.

Thank you to everyone who has made this project possible! War Eagle!!!

20K Ann’s Home is complete!

On Saturday, September 21st, we celebrated the beautiful work of our 5th-year students, Ayomi Akinlawon, Jed Grant, Madeline Gibbs, and Yikuan Peng, and our lovely neighbor Ann at the ribbon cutting ceremony of 20K Anna’s Home. Thank you to all of our supporters and community! Without your support, none of this work would be possible!

20K Ann’s Home has a research and design focus of “aging-in-place.” The team took on the challenge of designing a home for the entire life of its occupant, not simply accepting the narrow understanding of “aging-in-place” that considers life following retirement. This meant providing spaces that are flexible and remain suitable as a family expands and contracts during different phases of life.

In addition to providing a living room that can easily transition into a third bedroom if required (when those teenagers need their own space or the favorite niece comes to stay), the design creates a strong connection between the interior and the porch with double doors. Not only does this approach create accessibility for someone in a walker, wheelchair, or even a hospital bed, it also provides space for families to gather and support one another. The house also prepares for this life cycle with details that are both durable and affordable to maintain.

Learn more about the 20K Ann’s Home on our website.