Barry Leneman, Necessity Housing
Providing Inexpensive, Sustainable Housing
Barry Leneman founded Necessity Housing, which began as a nonprofit that created very inexpensive, sustainable housing. He puts up incredible structures for very little materials cost, in three days, with volunteer labor, around the world, in places where housing is needed. He eventually realized a need for sustainable villages, and began working around developments with internal gardens, centralized meeting areas, etc. If you want to get a feel for what he does, you can go to his website, www.necessityhousing.org. There's a two-minute video showing one of his houses going up in fast motion. For more information, contact Sandra Price at Sandra.E.Price@asu.edu.