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In the heart of North Carolina, a young couple is shedding convention and creating a 
new design for animal care.

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Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge looks nothing like Old MacDonald’s farm: the goat house is vertical and the duck house is cantilevered over a pond. The chicken house has wings that open with the sun and close for protection at night.  

The antithesis of a factory farm, the structures are unique to each species—and in harmony with nature, designed to harness natural heating and cooling, air flow and light.

Forever HOME offers a blueprint for a more compassionate way forward. 

Lenore Braford and Paul Drake, an architectural designer, are pursuing their dream of building a refuge for rescued farm animals and creating a new set of blueprints for animal care. Supported by a community of passionate volunteers, they are pioneering a concept they call "Animal Centered Design."

The Refuge currently houses 120 residents, but that's about to change. Calls have been mounting to provide shelter for cows rescued from the dairy and ranching industries. It is time to expand... 

The film follows the hurdles as they conceptualize and build a "forever home" for cows. (*Spoiler Alert: It will not be what you think!)

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The story climaxes as the first cows arrive, rescued from a ranch in Oklahoma.

Featuring award-winning cinematography and an endearing cast of animal characters, this new documentary sparkles with unbridled imagination, brilliant workarounds and a huge dose of compassion.

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