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March 25. 2014
Shuvashish Chatterjee, City 2.0, is now an advisor to the $300 House

March 2. 2014
Ava Mulla, Grameen Social Business, is now an advisor to the $300 House

Jan 29. 2014
Whatever Happened to the $300 House?

July 21. 2013
Lillian Sum, Director of Sacred Earth Trust, is now an advisor to the $300 House

July 02. 2013
IKEA announces flatpack refugee shelters for the UN

March 19. 2013
Update on the $300 House The Guardian

February 16. 2013
Ani Dasgupta, Director of Knowledge and Learning at the World Bank, is now an advisor to the $300 House

February 8. 2013
Pune architects Abhijit De, Girish Doshi, and Narendra Dengle are now advisors to the $300 House

November 26. 2012

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The $300 House is a finalist for the Katerva Awards

October 2. 2012
Linda Peia is now an advisor to the $300 House

September 25. 2012
Rogelio Garcia-Contreras is now an advisor to the $300 House

September 19. 2012Inclusivity
$300 House is featured in Inclusivity by Michael Gordon and Christian Sarkar

August 10. 2012
Get to Know Your Non-Customer Harvard Business Review

August 1. 2012
Sharon Dearman is now an advisor to the $300 House

June 11. 2012
Deepa Prahalad is now an advisor to the $300 House

April 4. 2012
Dr. Anteneh Roba, International Fund for Africa is now an advisor to the $300 House

March 4. 2012
Zhooben Bhiwandiwala, Mahindra Partners, is now an advisor to the $300 House

February 14. 2012
Want to Build a Cheap House? How About One For $300? SPAN

February 12. 2012
The house that students built Financial Times

February 6. 2012
La Casa da 300 dollari Galileo

January 25. 2012
Dartmouth: $300 House Keynote, VG and Jim Yong Kim kickoff the $300 House [4 Haiti] workshop

October 9. 2011
Report: The $300 House: A Community Survey of Rural India (THL)

October 5. 2011
VG + $300 House shortlisted by Thinkers50

October 1. 2011
Vision Statement: The $300 House Harvard Business Review

September 15. 2011
A $300 House: Fact or fiction? HousingRevolution

September 15. 2011
VK Shashikumar joins the $300 House as an advisor.

September 12. 2011
Stephan Butler joins the $300 House as an advisor.

September 10. 2011
Nitin Sharma, Shourin Roy and Kyle Elllicott join the $300 House as advisors.

September 3. 2011
Dartmouth Team to Visit Haiti

August 18. 2011
La vuoi una casa per 200 euro? L'espresso

August 18. 2011
Likeonomics: How To Make Your Brand More Believable Fast Company

August 1. 2011
Eric Ho (Architecture Commons) joins the $300 House as an advisor.

July 26. 2011
Hybrid House: Extraordinary Green Home Can be Built for Under $300 Inhabitat

July 18. 2011
The $300 House: Businesses Take Up the Challenge Harvard Business Review

July 4. 2011
Salem Avan joins the $300 House as an advisor.

June 30. 2011
Kate Bulkley joins the $300 House as an advisor.

June 28. 2011
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Eric Ho (a winner of the $300 House challenge) discusses the idea on CNN

June 27. 2011
Praise and Criticism of the $300 House Master of International Cooperation Sustainable Emergency Architecture

June 26. 2011
$300 home is not just viable but also profitable Hindustan Times

June 26. 2011
Harvey Lacey joins the $300 House as an advisor.

June 25. 2011
Owen Geiger (GRISB.org) joins the $300 House as advisor.

June 24. 2011
The £197 'nano house' designed to solve India's slum housing Telegraph

June 24. 2011
M & M win award for $300 Home Times of India

June 23. 2011
Activate 2011: Technology powered by people Guardian

June 23. 2011
Nano home at $300? Mahindras tap Harvard dons Hindustan Times

June 22. 2011
Christian speaks at Activate 2011 about the $300 house (video).activate

June 21. 2011
Six Designs For Houses That Cost Just $300 To Build Fast Company

June 19. 2011
Contest seeks ideas for $300 houses to shelter world's poor Gizmag

June 18. 2011
A home in Mumbai for $300? Why not, says NRI DNA

June 16. 2011
Inspiration - The $300 House
Open IDEO

June 15. 2011
The Winners of the $300 House Open Design Challenge Congratulations!

June 7. 2011
The $300 House: A Hands-On Approach to a Wicked Problem (Harvard Business Review) our rebuttal to the NY Times Op-Ed.

June 3. 2011
$300 slum house? Worthy but worthless (The Berkely Blog).

May 31. 2011
Hands Off Our Houses (New York Times) Op-Ed challenges the $300 House.

May 23. 2011
Stacey Lawson (CET, UC Berkeley) joins the $300 House as an advisor.

May 23. 2011
Erich Habian (Wienerberger) joins the $300 House as an advisor.

May 20. 2011
Roland Merten (BASF) joins the $300 House as an advisor.

May 16. 2011
Helen Walters (Doblin) joins the $300 House as an advisor and judge.

May 15. 2011
Larry Keeley (Doblin) joins the $300 House as an advisor.

May 15. 2011
Madhav Chavan (Pratham) joins the $300 House as an advisor.

May 12. 2011
Ophelia Dahl (Partners In Health) joins the $300 House as an advisor and judge.

May 12. 2011
Patrice Nevil (Zanmi Lasante) joins the $300 House as an advisor and judge.

May 12. 2011
Paul Miller a.k.a. D.J. Spooky joins the $300 House as an advisor.

May 10. 2011
Google SketchUp on the $300 House >>

May 5. 2011
How to house the world's poor: The $300 house of ideas Globe and Mail >>

May 3. 2011
What a $300 House Teaches Us About Big Business
Technorati >>

May 3. 2011
INTERVIEW with Christian Sarkar Guardian >>

May 2. 2011
Can a $300 House Save 2 Billion People Living in Poverty? [PICS] Mashable >>

May 1. 2011
The BBC interviews VG:

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April 28. 2011
The $300 House in The Economist >>economist

April 20. 2011
$300 House Open Design Challenge launched!

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April 14. 2011
Valeria Budinich joins the $300 House as an advisor.

April 10. 2011
Rahul Mehrotra joins the $300 House as a judge and advisor.

April 9. 2011
Jack Wilson joins the $300 House as an advisor.

April 8. 2011
Bastian Unterberg joins the $300 House as an advisor.

April 7. 2011
Paul Newman joins the $300 House as an advisor.

April 6. 2011
Yves Behar joins the $300 House as a judge for the design challenge.

April 5. 2011
Daniel Johnson joins the $300 House as a judge and advisor.

March 26. 2011
Michael Gordon joins the $300 House as an advisor.

March 25. 2011
W. Scott Tew joins the $300 House as an advisor.

March 25. 2011
Javed Matin joins the $300 House as an advisor.

March 22. 2011
John Bielenberg joins the $300 House as an advisor.

March 20. 2011
Byron Katie joins the $300 House as an advisor.

March 18. 2011
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Chairul Tanjung, the Chairman of the National Economic Committee of Indonesia, joins the $300 House as an advisor.

March 17. 2011
HBR editor Scott Berinato's slideshow on the $300 House >>

March 15. 2011
Toby Cumberbatch joins the $300 House as an advisor.

March 11. 2011
Paul Polak joins the $300 House as an advisor.

March 8. 2011
VG discusses the $300 House on HBR video >>

March 3. 2011
Benjamin Linder joins us as an advisor to the $300 House.

March 3. 2011
Dave Cranmer joins us as an advisor to the $300 House.

February 26. 2011
Shaun Abrahamson joins us as an advisor to the $300 House.

February 26. 2011
Derek "Deek" Diedricksen joins us as an advisor to the $300 House.

February 26. 2011
Christina M. Alfonso is now an advisor to the $300 House.

February 23. 2011
John Tammaro is now an advisor to the $300 House.

February 18. 2011
Ryan Henderson is now an advisor to the $300 House.

February 12. 2011
Vinay Gupta joins us an advisor to the $300 House.

February 11. 2011
Samuel Freeman is now an advisor to the $300 House.

February 10. 2011
US Airways features the $300 House in its in-flight magazine.

February 8. 2011
Reggae star David Hinds (Steel Pulse) is now an advisor to the $300 House.

February 2. 2011
David Sands blogs about the $300 House in HBR.

January 28. 2011
Doug Pushard joins the $300 House advisory group.

January 27. 2011
Alex Bogusky introduces COMMON, includes the $300 House!

January 25. 2011
Daniel Klein-Marcuschamer is now an advisor for the $300 House.

January 24. 2011
Christian Blyt joins the $300 House advisory group.

January 24. 2011
The Co-operation Blog mentions the $300 House.

January 21. 2011
Ramona Albert joins the $300 House advisory group.

January 20. 2011
Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi, gives the $300 House a mention!

January 18. 2011
Rafael Smith is now an advisor for the $300 House.

January 17. 2011
Stuart L. Hart is now an advisor for the $300 House.

January 17. 2011
Manoj Sinha of Husk Power Systems is now an advisor for the $300 House.

January 14. 2011
Umair Haque is now an advisor for the $300 House.

January 13. 2011
The $300 House gets a favorable mention in The Economist blog.

January 10. 2011
Dow Corning CEO + Chairman Stephanie A. Burns blogs about the $300 House on the Harvard Business Review blog

January 07. 2011
Students at RMCAD.edu to design $300 Houses. [stay tuned!]

January 05. 2011
Harvard Business Review's Scott Berinato is now an official advisor to the $300 House.

January 04. 2011
3 new advisors: David Sands - the world's leading bamboo architect; Sunil Suri of Menlo Capital Group; and Arun Lal of miloka.com

January 02. 2011
VG's 2011 Agenda in the Harvard Business Review is our $300 House!

300 House Journey

The idea of the $300 House originated with Christian Sarkar, an entrepreneur and marketer who came up with the idea while working on a project in Haiti, helping the Solar Electric Light Fund raise money to solar-electrify clinics for Partners In Health. To promote the idea of the $300 House, Christian submitted a blog post to one of his clients at the time, Professor Vijay "V.G." Govindarajan at Dartmouth, and suggested they send it to the Harvard Business Review. As spokesman for the idea, VG was awarded the Thinkers50 "Breakthrough Idea Award" in 2011.

The $300 House in Harvard Business Review:

The $300 House: Businesses Take Up the Challenge
by Vijay Govindarajan and Christian Sarkar

Thanks to Harvard Business Review and Jovoto, the $300 House project took off and today there are dedicated individuals and businesses working on this across the globe:

- Dartmouth has an initiative working on the project under Jack Wilson and VG

- Mahindra are working on a "whole village" concept in India and Africa

- IKEA Foundation developed a refugee flat-pack

- Worldhaus has over 50 houses constructed in India

- Individuals like Harvey Lacey, David Sands, Pete Abrams, and P. Stouter continue their passionate quest to design affordable houses for the poor

- The Emergent Institute, led by Stuart Hart is actively training entrepreneurs and investing in affordable housing

- UC Berkely and ReMaterials have teamed up to create a new low-cost roofing material

The $300 House still needs you: students and teachers, individuals, universities, institutions, businesses, and governmental agencies - learn how you can participate!

Originally my goal is to bring together people, institutions, and businesses in a "creation space" to:

1) turn this idea a reality, and
2) test it out in the field.

We are continuously building and rebuilding an online collective - with passionate, caring participants who choose to collaborate to make this project a reality across the planet.

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The following folks are advisors for the project:

Join the project! [Use the sign-up form at the top-right of this page >>]

Thanks for your interest and support,

Christian Sarkar
the disruptive fellow in the back

P.S. got a suggestion? contact: info@300house.com

$300 House for the Poor

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