BOGOF houses, socially responsible shopping and web 2.0

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Perhaps inspired by the buy-one-give-one-away early campaign from the One Laptop per Child programmes an environmental housing developer in Sacremento is offering BOGOF on Houses.

If you buy one of their US homes they will train a mason in Burkina Faso to build a home there.

They call the project Real Estate Development 2.0. I like the idea and the communications built around it.

Hat tip Nick Temple.

One comment

  1. dp says:

    Nice. I’d like to be on either end of that project. It would be a step up from building walls from mud brick.

    I wonder if they would train underemployed First-worlders. I also wonder whether the masonry they teach would be permitted here. I would think so, but will have to follow the progress and see.

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