Wednesday, July 6, 2016


For the fifth consecutive year, the Asheville Habitat ReStore at 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village is encouraging residents to show off their creativity and talent for a chance to win the ReStore ReUse Contest. Garden shed, artist studio, chicken coop…tree house, dog house, playhouse…if you recently built a structure like this using predominantly reused building materials, Habitat wants to know. The contest runs July 1-August 31 and submissions must be sent electronically. For complete information and guidelines, please visit

The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative building projects constructed predominantly of used building materials. “Our customers often tell us about the projects they make using materials purchased at the ReStore. This contest is a great way to showcase their projects and inspire others to reuse, recycle and repurpose usable building materials and supplies,” said Scott Stetson, ReStore General Manager.

Five judges will select winners in the following categories: Furniture, Homesteading, Live/Work Space, and Best in Show. The public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite entry (People’s Choice Award) in the ReStore and on-line starting in early September. Details will be announced later this summer.

To see photos from last year’s contest, click here.

About the Habitat ReStore
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has operated a retail store since 1990. Located at 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village, ReStore proceeds help cover Asheville Area Habitat’s administrative and fundraising expenses and support Habitat’s home building and repair programs. With sustainable funding from the ReStore, Asheville Area Habitat has helped 287 families secure safe, decent Green Built NC certified homes. Habitat houses are sold at no-profit to homeowner families who pay back a no-interest loan. Learn more at

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