A lot has changed since our last HOIF update! Over the past few weeks HOIF has hosted two successful events (Cars for Homes and the Interfaith Build) and many faithful individuals coming out to volunteer daily. We have significantly progressed, but there is still a lot of work to be done before Mohammed and his family [...]
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Let the deconstruction begin! Last week the next phase of the House of the Immediate Future began as site supervisor Mark, AmeriCorps member Kaitlyn (me), and many volunteers started taking apart the energy efficient home that has been on display at the Seattle Center for several months. Taking apart a house is new experience for [...]
When we first set out on the journey that would become a two-home project at the Seattle Center, we knew that educating the public about affordable housing and the global housing crisis was a key objective. Plans were made, educational panels were produced, and volunteer tour guides were trained. What was missing? A point person [...]
Today, October 1, is the United Nations World Habitat Day - a day to call attention to the need for better shelter around the world. On Saturday, we recognized World Habitat Day with a gathering at the Seattle Center. Habitat supporters heard from Marty Kooistra about the unique way Habitat turns a local movement into a global [...]
As part of its Stand for Girls campaign, Global Washington is hosting GlobalFest 2012. Taking place on Saturday, September 22 from 11 am – 4 pm inside the Seattle Center Armory/Center House, GlobalFest will celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and the innovations of Washington State’s global development organizations. Over 40 Washington State global development and health organizations will be [...]
This year, Habitat for Humanity Seattle/South King County will celebrate the United Nations’ World Habitat Day at our House of the Immediate Future. Every year the UN World Habitat Day is celebrated on the first Monday of October to reflect on the state of human settlements and people’s right to sufficient shelter. It also aims [...]
What started as a conversation about how to demonstrate the possibilities of affordable, sustainable design has moved one step closer to reality. The House of the Immediate Future opened to the public on Saturday, September 1 after breaking ground at the Seattle Center on April 22, 2012. Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership with guidance [...]
Watch the video below for a sneak peek inside the House of the Immediate Future before it opens to the public on Saturday, September 1. Not attending Bumbershoot? You’ll still have plenty of chances to tour the House throughout September. Public tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm. Click [...]
The House of the Immediate Future gets a feature in The Seattle Times! Check it out here.
Check out this new video about the House of the Immediate Future produced by Dwell Development. It shows the groundbreaking at the Seattle Center and the final site of the home.