The Art Farm is collaborating with Rural Studio to construct the ﬁrst wave of live-work artist cottages. Rural Studio is an off-campus design-build program of Auburn University, established in 1993 by D.K. Ruth and Samuel Mockbee to give architecture students a hands-on educational experience. The artist cottages will be based on Rural Studio’s 20K House project that began in 2005 as a research project to address the need for affordable housing, provide an alternative to the mobile home and accommodate potential homeowners who are unable to qualify for commercial credit. The objective of the Art Farm Rural Studio collaboration is to design and build a model house that could be reproduced on a large scale by a contractor.
The first cottage was donated to Serenbe Institute to house visiting artists through the AIR (artist in residence) Program.
We are thrilled by all the interest in the Rural Studio designed artist cottages and inquires to tour them. During the majority of the year we have artist in residence living in the cottages and are unable to open them to the public. We were honored to be included on on the 2016 Modern Architecture Tour. Find out when they will be open in 2017, sign up for News + Updates HERE.
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