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Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Project Clarification

In presenting and posting about the Starter Home 2.0 Project, I have been asked on several occasions if there is a Starter Home 1.0 Project that I have built previously? The answer to that question is No. My view is that Starter Home 1.0 Projects represent all the other starter homes currently on the market, whether older houses in walkable neighborhoods that lack the amenities, energy efficiency, and durability of a newly constructed home, or newer houses in isolated outer suburbs that are highly car-dependent and lack convenient access to jobs and entertainment. The Starter Home 2.0 tag is analogous to Web 2.0, which was the term given to describe the second generation of the World Wide Web, characterized by the change from static web pages to dynamic or user-generated content and the growth of social media. Much like Web 2.0 made us rethink of the way we view the internet, the aim with the Starter Home 2.0 is to rethink the way we view Starter Homes, especially with regards to long-term viability as a home growing families.