Since one of the main goals of the project is to provide food for those with limited access to fresh produce, social equity is a significant component of the entire scope of design, construction and continuing operations for years to come. 

Democracy and Social Justice

Although not required, our house is being designed to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to the greatest extent practical. The main floor layouts of the farmhouse and barn have been designed to accommodate all occupants, regardless of level of physical ability. Entrances are at no-step elevation; wheelchair turnaround radii are available at crucial locations; doors frequently used by those in wheelchairs are either narrow-width French doors or pocket doors; sinks are easily adaptable to shallow bowl sinks with space underneath; master bath and powder room doors are prepared for easy conversion to 36” widths; and both main floor bathrooms are easily adaptable to accommodate roll-in showers. The owners and the architect thoughtfully considered the floor plan to ensure that, as the owners age, the house will remain comfortable and accommodating for as long as possible.

Rights to Nature

Burh Becc will not impinge on neighbors’ rights to nature; in fact, with its permaculture farming, rain gardens and water management systems, and oak-hickory savanna restoration, the ecosystem will be greatly enhanced over its current state.

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