The following guidelines are considered Kosher by Jewish law. Creative interpretation allowed. Entries are encouraged to follow the themes of homelessness, hunger, refugees sustainability and affordable housing.
A whale may be used to make a Sukkahs walls. Also a living elephant.
The Sukkah must enclose a minimum area of at least 7x7 square handbreadths.
A sukkah may be built on top of a camel.
If the Sukkah has only 2 complete walls, and they face each other, a third wall of at least 4 handbreadths must be within 3 handbreadths of one of the complete walls.
The roof cannot be made of bundles of straw or sticks that are tied together (although untied may be okay).
The roof cannot be made of utensils, or anything conventially functional when it is not part of a Sukkah.
The roof cannot be made of food.
The Sukkah must have at least 3 walls, but the third doesnt need to be complete. The walls must remain unshaken by a steady wind.
At night one must be able to see the stars from within the Sukkah, through the roof.
The Sukkah must have a roof made of schach : the leaves and/or branches of a tree or plant, something that once grew in the ground, and is no longer attached to the earth
If there are only two complete walls and they form a corner, a third wall of at least 1 handbreadth must be within 3 handbreaths of one of the complete walls.
A Sukkah may be built on a boat.
A Sukkah may be build on a wagon.
A Sukkah may be built in a tree, like a treehouse. But it cannot be built under a tree, or any overhanging surface
During the day, the roof must provide more shade than sunshine. Its individual construction elements must be less than 4 handbreadths in width.
The Sukkah must draw the eye up to its roof, and to the sky beyond.
The base of the walls must be within 3 handbreadths of the ground, but need not reach the roof.
Footprint of Sukkah shall be 10’ x 10’ , height may be determined by designers although review by municipality may be required.
Sukkah must be demountable and be able to be stored in as small of a space as possible (someones garage, under a porch or similar)
Designers are to provide instructions for assembly and demounting, so Sukkah may be reused in the future.
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