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The solutions presented here were developed for a community, like many others today, where most of land was already zoned and platted, and much of it was also built on.

Some of these ideas could be implemented immediately in many communities, such as the Shared House; others would require changes to existing zoning and building codes.

However, I have found that many municipalities are eager to address the problem of affordable housing, and are willing to allow pilot experimental projects to try out these new ideas. This has been the case here on Bainbridge with the Scattered Density scenario.

With the objective of being appealing even to somewhat skeptical and conservative audiences, these solutions also use conventional building materials and practices.

We hope in the future to include solutions that draw on innovative materials and techniques like straw bales, cob and earthworks, cardboard, solar and hydro electric, etc.

Scenario One
Accessory Dwellings

Scenario Two
The Garage House

Scenario Three
Scattered Density

Scenario Four
The Shared House

Scenario Five
The Owner-Built House


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