ASHEVILLE — The Asheville Habitat ReStore, 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village, has launched its inaugural ReStore ReUse Contest.
Whether it’s a garden shed, artist studio, chicken coop, treehouse, doghouse, playhouse or another structure: Anything recently built with predominantly reused building materials may be entered.
The contest runs through Aug. 15, and submissions must be sent electronically. For complete information and guidelines, visit ashevillehabitat.org.
The first-place winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to the ReStore. Second place gets and $100 certificate, third place a $50 certificate.
The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative building projects constructed of used building materials, said Scott Stetson, ReStore manager.
“Our customers often tell us about the projects they make using materials purchased at the ReStore,” Stetson said. “This contest is a great way to showcase their projects and inspire others to reuse, recycle and repurpose usable building materials and supplies.”
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has operated a retail store since 1990, selling repurposed building supplies, homeware and decorating items and other related secondhand products. Proceeds support Habitat’s building programs, which now include both new construction and home repair.
Learn more at ashevillehabitat.org.