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Habitat RESTORE Announces 6TH Annual Reuse Contest


For immediate release

For information:             

Ariane Kjellquist, Communications Director     

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity                       

828.210.9362, akjellquist@ashevillehabitat.org   



July 1 – August 31, 2017


ASHEVILLE, NC (June 27, 2017) – 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.org starting 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.


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 300 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 http://www.ashevillehabitat.org/restore/.