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Austin Design’s Helena Balcanoff has managed our pro-bono design work for this local affordable housing project with the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity chapter. This past weekend, volunteers began framing and raising walls for this hands-on exercise in building community. Wearing a yellow Habitat for Humanity hard hat Saturday afternoon, 46-year-old Christa Pylant hammered one […]

 The compound ringing the courtyard of Austin Design’s recently completed Miller-Sealy residence in Portland, Oregon, snugly shelters its occupants from last week’s big storm.

From the Daily Hampshire Gazette:  Sarah Hastings has created her own solution to keeping a roof over her head — 190 sf of  self-built living space with a view of Hadley, Massachusetts farmland. It’s called a tiny house; unfortunately, it is illegal. Regulations on the books (both state and local) make such diminutive, semi-portable homes non-conforming […]