The Rural Studio, located deep in the heart of Hale County Alabama, is currently accepting applications for their Outreach Program. Auburn University Rural Studio’s Outreach Program was designed as a way to bring students and collaborators from outside Auburn University into the fold of the Studio. Since its establishment in 1999, the Outreach program has evolved from often individualized, community-driven projects to a single team project: the 20K House.
One of the most challenging of all Rural Studio projects, the 20K house seeks to provide a well-built, affordable housing alternative to the ubiquitous mobile home for local clients. The homes are built for $20,000 where around $12,000 is allocated for materials and the remaining $8,000 would cover labor costs and contractor profit. Unlike other Rural Studio projects, the aim of the $20K House is to create a line of homes which could be built by contractors and have a greater impact on local communities.
Approximately 4 positions are available each year, and the program year is August through May/June ($6,000/semester). Applications are due on April 15, 2012 (for the 2012-2013 school year). To apply, please visit the Rural Studio Outreach page and click Outreach Application PDF (in the middle of the page) to download an application. For questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 334.624.4483
To learn more about the Rural Studio, we suggest watching Citizen Architect, and reading Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency and Proceed and Be Bold: Rural Studio After Samuel Mockbee.