For the sixth 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. Information and entry form will be available on ashevillehabitat.orgstarting July 1st.
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: Best in Show, Furniture, Homesteading, Live/Work Space, and the new categories of Home Décor and Youth (age 16 and under).
Past projects have been diverse and included everything from kitchen islands, fences, raised garden beds, and pallet furniture to dog houses, little free libraries, and tiny homes. To see photos from the 2016 contest, click here.