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SHELTER, ONE OF THE MORE URGENT ISSUES OF OUR TIME

 

 

a study in how houses are programmed, designed, built, financed, and marketed.

Building a house and creating a market for housing serve different purposes, but they are interconnected:

 

Building a House:

When you build a house, you are directly addressing the need for shelter and living space.
It’s a practical response to an existing demand. People require homes for comfort, safety, and privacy.
The decision to build a house is often driven by individual or family needs, such as having a place to live, raise a family, or retire.

 

Creating a Market for Housing:

This approach takes a broader perspective. It involves not only constructing physical houses but also shaping the environment and perception around housing.
Creating a market for housing means:
Awareness: Educating people about the benefits of homeownership or rental properties.
Incentives: Encouraging investment in housing by offering financial incentives, tax breaks, or favorable policies.
Infrastructure: Developing infrastructure (roads, utilities, amenities) to support housing growth.
Community: Fostering a sense of community and neighborhood pride.
Marketing: Promoting the value of living in a particular area.
By creating a market, you stimulate demand, attract buyers or renters, and contribute to economic development.

In summary, building a house meets immediate needs, while creating a housing market involves strategic efforts to shape perceptions, attract investment, and foster a thriving community. Both approaches are essential for sustainable growth and well-being.

 

 

 

The Housing Problem: A Struggle Faced by Small Communities

In countless small communities, a pressing issue looms large: the housing shortage. Families find themselves stranded, caught in a web of limited options. These communities, once vibrant and close-knit, now struggle to compete within the larger regional landscape.
Are you tired of the housing market chaos? The struggle is real, but you have options!

Frugal House: A Barn-Inspired Micro Loft

Introduction

Welcome to Frugal House, where innovative design meets affordability. Our mission is to create value with fewer resources, offering flexible pre-sale options for affordable housing based on owner criteria and budget. Located in the charming town of Humboldt, Kansas, Frugal House isn’t just a dwelling—it’s a lifestyle.

Key Features

Smart Appliances

Frugal House is equipped with smart appliances. From energy-efficient refrigerators to voice-controlled thermostats, we’ve carefully curated a collection that enhances convenience and reduces utility costs.

Efficient Heating System

Say goodbye to chilly winters! Frugal House boasts a highly efficient small duct heating system. With 7 inches of open-cell foam insulation enveloping the entire outer shell, you’ll stay cozy without breaking the bank.

Flexible Open Plan Layout

The finished first floor provides comfortable living space, while the 2/3 loft space above remains unfinished. Why? Because we believe in the upside investment potential of clients / partners. Customize the loft to suit your needs—a home office, an art studio, or an extra bedroom—the choice is yours.

Double-Height Living Space

Drama meets functionality in our double-height living area. Flooded with natural light, this space makes Frugal House feel much larger than its square footage suggests. It’s not just a house; it’s an experience.

 Multi-Purpose Utility Room

Frugal House features an 8 ft by 16 ft utility room that doubles as a rear entrance mudroom, laundry room, and butler’s pantry, conveniently located just off the kitchen. Constructed based on FEMA standards, it also serves as a safe room.

Richlite Counters

Richlite countertops are known for their durability, eco-friendliness, and unique aesthetic. Made from recycled paper and resin, they are heat-resistant up to 350°F, non-porous, and antimicrobial. Standard counters are 24” deep, ours are 30” deep… it makes a difference. The 18” open shelf above is additional counter space.

Community and Lifestyle

Frugal House isn’t merely about four walls; it’s about community. Join a progressive small town where neighbors become friends, and shared spaces foster connections. Whether you’re sipping coffee at the local café or strolling through the farmer’s market, Humboldt welcomes you.

Invest in Frugal Living

Ready to make Frugal House your own? Contact us today to learn more about pre-sale options, financing, and customization. Live large, live frugal!

 

 

EUREKASTUDIO
A Rural Community Design Center
Historic District
105 w Third Street
Eureka Kansas 67045
larry@campestral.us

 

 

A BARN INSPIRED MICRO-LOFT

Plus, this residence comes with a tax abatement contract
provided by the City of Humboldt!
Enjoy your new lifestyle in this welcoming community.
Welcome to 803 Pecan St., Humboldt, Kansas!
This charming new residence is just four blocks from the town square in a century-old town undergoing a major restoration. Enjoy a family-oriented community that’s becoming a destination lifestyle hub, perfect for walking or biking to shops, eateries, and entertainment.
A contemporary vernacular post-and-beam structure. It includes two bedrooms, a versatile Zoom/office/media room, and two full baths. The hybrid vernacular style with an urban flair boasts a gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a convenient island, a spacious pantry/safe room / laundry room / and a rear entry mudroom. Beautifully appointed fixtures, concrete floors, and solid surface countertops complement the stylized cabinetry

Virtual Tour

provided by:

ReeceNichols BajaRanch Team

803 Pecan, Humboldt Kansas

 

 

NEW HOMES BUILT TO ORDER BASED ON CRITERIA AND BUDGET

 

Many rural properties in our region have been abandoned or neglected for years, creating a gap in the housing market and a loss of potential income for the owners. Our shelter initiative aims to address this issue by partnering with local authorities, community organizations and property owners to revitalize these forgotten infill properties and transform them into affordable and sustainable housing units. By doing so, we hope to create more opportunities for low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities to access safe and dignified shelters, while also preserving the rural character and heritage of our area. Our initiative will also provide training and support for property owners who want to improve their skills and knowledge of property management, maintenance, and renovation. We believe that building capacity with forgotten infill rural properties is fundamental to creating a sense of prosperity and pride in a community.

 

A UNIQUE INFILL HOUSING INITIATIVE
PARTNERS INCLUDE:
KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCE CORPORATION
THRIVE ALLEN COUNTY
ALLEN COUNTY
SMALL TOWN STUDIO KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
DAVID BROYLES
AND
CAMPESTRAL

 

The small communities that thrive will be the communities that confront the housing shortage locally. By Building a local industry. Every house that is built infuses money into a community, builds wealth and solidifies a prosperous community.

C A M P E S T R A L | INC
a nonprofit creative network providing support services.

Larry Coleman | Director

 

C A M P E S T R A L | FUND
a nonprofit Community Development Fund registered with the
Emporia Community Foundation
a 501c3 organization