Dave’s Home, built in 2009, is the eighth home built as part of the 20K Project. Its later iteration in the early unfolding of the 20K Project positioned the project team for Dave’s Home to be able to look back through a sizeable catalog of previous project homes. So, rather than beginning anew, Dave’s Home design came from analysis of strategies and successes employed by their predecessors—most particularly from the 20K Project’s second iteration, Frank’s Home.
To improve the client’s privacy, framed interior walls replaced the original curtain partitions to better enclose the bathroom and bedroom spaces. Construction techniques were also standardized to shorten the build time, which allowed more money to be budgeted for materials instead of labor. These changes made the house more replicable and more easily modified, marking a turning point for the 20K Project. As a result, Dave’s Home would later become the first model home in the 20K Initiative’s product line.