May 6, 2017

Students Create Tiny Home for Madworkshop Auction to Benefit the Homeless

 Tiny homes that were created in the Madworkshop Homeless Studio at USC. Photography courtesy of Madworkshop.

Dwell on Design, taking place June 23-25 at LA’s convention center, is upping its game. In addition to having Sir David Adjaye speak and showings from the Architecture + Design Film Festival, it is collaborating with Madworkshop in a silent auction to aid the foundation’s work with the homeless. Founded by David and Mary Martin to benefit education and young designers, Madworkshop recently endowed a Homeless Studio class at the University of Southern California. As a result, one of the students’ tiny, nomadic shelters is currently a prototype at Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. At the Dwell on Design expo, students will actually construct a tiny home of about 80 square feet from already scavenged materials. Think of a barnraising to get the picture. The result will be auctioned off, giving the winner a backyard spare office or guest room. Proceeds go to the pilot build-out in Sylmar, California, as proof of concept. 

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