Traditionally, architects have contributed little to housing for the Third World urban poor. Those who opt to work for the poor need to rethink their roles; the numbers are overwhelming, the issues complex and the resources are very limited. One solution is to use land as a resource to produce housing for the urban poor, by allowing them access to it to build their homes. A study was conducted of such initiatives in a case study in India: The Aranya Housing Project, completed in 1988 and considered a model project.
“In Moab Utah there is a severe shortage of affordable housing and to combat that Community Rebuilds is taking delapidated housing and giving them a new lease on life with natural strawbale walls and natural floors and finishes!”