THE CALYX PROJECT BY FORAGE BUILT

Asser & Co

are proud to support a community initiative
by Forage Built

“provide a meaningful change to the problem of homelessness through an innovative, sustainable and integrated housing solution”

Visit their prototype pod “Calyx”, designed in conjunction with Studio Nine Architects and Oxygen Building Group, and home comforts supplied by Asser & Co and Hygge at

Tasting Australia
Victoria Square, Adelaide
30th April – 9th May 2021

"Forage seeks to bring: people experiencing homelessness, appropriate housing; landholders, community support programs and volunteers meaningful opportunities to work; and private and public funding together, to help break the devastating cycle of homelessness that many people experience."

The concept of the Calyx – the protective layer around a flower bud – is to provide a safe, affordable, modular, transportable, energy efficient and eco-friendly 16 sqm home for people experiencing homelessness. Unlike other solutions, which include temporary use of motels and share houses, the Calyx offers a personal haven to store belongings, sleep safely and due to its clever and beautiful design, start to regain a sense of dignity and self worth. Furthermore, due to its planned configuration on a site, people can start to safely connect with others to form community, access services and find their way back into permanent housing.
  
Throughout Tasting Australia festival-goers will be able to see a prototype pod in Town Square and learn about Forage Built’s mission, along with making a donation to Hutt St Centre and Forage Built to help fund more pods.

To learn more or to donate to this initiative please visit the
Forage Built Website below:

 

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