Crowdsourcing plans for a $300 house

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As we've seen, the crowds can be called upon to brainstorm solutions to tricky economic and environmental problems. Now we've spotted an effort that aims to harness collective problem-solving to tackle housing for the poor. The $300 House is a project aiming to design functional housing for some of the world's poorest. Launched late last month, the $300 House project aims to “design a simple dwelling that can be constructed for under $300 which keeps a family safe, allows them to sleep at night, gives them both protection from the elements and a sense of dignity,” in the site's own…

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