A non-profit initiative in Portland, Oregon called Micro Housing Concepts has been pushing a conversation in the city about creating complexes of tiny homes as an affordable housing option, Life Edited reports. The organization has paired up with a company called TECHDWELL, which is able to manufacture 192-square foot houses of reused and recycled materials that need less than four days to assemble. Each unit will cost from $15,000 to $35,000, making monthly rents affordable for people making $7,000 to $21,000 a year. The organization told Life Edited that half of the rent will go back to the community for maintenance, while the other half would fund the next community.
August 26, 2014