Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Habitat ReStore announces 2015 ReUse Contest winners

The Asheville Habitat ReStore is pleased to announce the winners of its fourth annual ReStore ReUse Contest. The entries, ranging from furniture to tiny houses and everything in between, were built using predominantly reused materials. The panel of five judges selected winners in four categories: Furniture, Homesteading, Live/Work Space, and Best in Show. On-line public voting determined the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

The winners are:
   FurniturePaige Liford Davis
   Homesteading – Ferrin Cole
   Live and/or Work Space – David and Kim Hostetter
   Best in Show – Paul Willard
   People’s Choice – Carla Berlin
More information about the winning entries can be found here on Habitat’s website and photos of all entries can be viewed in this FlickR album.

The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative projects constructed predominantly of used building materials. Entries were judged on quality of design and execution; replicability of concept; clarity of description; and quality of photos. Winner received gift certificates to the Habitat ReStore.

“This is always such an enjoyable experience for me as I love to see how creative people are. The off-the-grid pool (winner in Live and/or Work Space category) was one of the most unique projects we’ve seen to date. Receiving an entry from an 11 year old (composter) was great too and has us talking about possibly adding a Youth category next year,” said judge and ReStore General Manager Scott Stetson.

In addition to Stetson, the judging panel included:
Joel Johnson - Asheville Habitat’s Home Repair Project Supervisor
Wayne Ruth - 2014 winner in the Live and/or Work Space category
Tim Sorrill - 2014 winner in the Homesteading category
Christina Brown - AmeriCorps member assigned to Asheville Area Habitat, Warren Wilson   
   College grad, and reuse enthusiast

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