Bethel Aviation Housing

CCHRC partnered with the The Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) to design two duplexes for flight school students in Bethel. The duplexes highlight the integrated truss technology and energy efficient building strategies in a hub community, helping to publicly vet these approaches and serve as model homes in the region. 

AVCP is the economic development corporation for the Yukon/Kuskokwim region. Based in Bethel, AVCP is trying to address the severe housing shortage in the Y/K Delta region and stimulate the local economy in the construction trades and production facilities. 

CCHRC created a set of plans and a materials list for an energy efficient duplex prototype building and instructed the local crew in building techniques for the integrated truss method. AVCP will use the duplexes as a showpiece to the public, to both residents in the region and public officials who frequently travel through Bethel. AVCP will also increase regional capacity by sharing the plans and materials list with smaller communities that have limited funds and capacity to design and construct housing. 

Projects

Alaska Water-Sewer Challenge The Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge looks for innovative, affordable water and sewer solutions for rural households.
Venetie Prototype Home The Venetie teacher housing four-plex uses super-insulated log walls to integrate traditional resources and high-performance building science.
Portable Alternative Sanitation System (PASS) CCHRC worked with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Lifewater Engineering to develop a simple in-home sanitation system for Kivalina to replace hauled water and honey buckets.
Holistic Pilot Project in Oscarville Bringing local communities together with development professionals to tackle the energy, housing, and infrastructure challenges in rural Alaska.
Quinhagak Prototype Home The Native Village of Kwinhagak has asked CCHRC to partner with residents to design a super-efficient prototype house, which was completed in 2010. The design features an octagonal-shape, to hold heat and shed wind-driven rain, and an innovative wall system that is light, simple, and mobile.