Small structures; no consent required

Sick of waiting for consents for building?

Think small, really really small and check out the ideas these students came up with at a workshop in May. Designs include a canvas community centre (something for the residents’ association?), tiny baches and dance platforms. Many of them use recycled materials and are low cost.

Vote for the best design while you visit the website. The competition was organised by the Sustainable Habitat Challenge, a network of people designing and building more sustainable buildings and neighbourhoods. SHAC projects are educational in nature, teaching those involved new skills.

There’s a word for all this; they call it micro architecture.

And this handy website outlines the types of structures that don’t need building consents:

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Involved with St Albans Community Resource Centre and NeighbourNet since 1997
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