Habitat ReStore announces 2015 ReUse Contest winners

Image from Habitat ReStore

From Habitat ReStore

Press release

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. Online public voting determined the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

The winners are:
 Furniture – Paige 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

About Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Since 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has served more than 1,250 adults and children through its affordable homeownership and home repair programs. Since 1990, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has operated a retail store as another source of income for our building program. Proceeds from ReStore sales help fund Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s building programs and cover administrative and fundraising expenses. For more information, visit ashevillehabitat.org.

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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