2 test homes to be built in remote Alaska villages

From The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Friday, April 23, 2010:

Two prototype homes will be built this summer in remote Alaska villages to test construction methods and energy savings as researchers look for low-cost housing.

An eight-sided home meant to resemble traditional Yup’ik dwellings will be built in Quinhagak, a rainy Western Alaska coastal village where some homes built in the 1970s are rotting.

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