Green Container Condos in Early Planning for Detroit

Exceptional Green Living on Rosa Parks

A Detroit-based group has a container project in mind for a blighted chunk of land near Wayne State University.  News of the project hit the press this morning and local citizens didn’t quite know what to expect (see comments).  The project is currently being called "Exceptional Green Living on Rosa Parks" and would feature containers stacked four high with windows and doors cut out into various places.  In total, the 17-unit condo project would have units ranging in size from 960 – 1,920 and price from $100k – $190k.  Pretty good price for a modern, green pad.

The architect, Steven Flum, designed the condos to be large and open inside.  The $1.8 million project has a quasi-industrial, contemporary look to it — the colors aren’t my favorite — but in addition to the design, the container condos will have a green angle as well: insulating paint, high-efficiency water heaters, and energy-saving systems, etc.

It’s kind of exciting to see the number of container condo projects growing … this is definitely something we really haven’t seen much of just yet.    

You can read more about the project at Power of Green Housing, which website is currently under construction.  Via Treehugger.


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  • Marjorie S. Campbell, CPM

    Green is good. The statistics about how many people actually live in housing in the USA are pretty astounding, and not uniformly reported either:

    http://managingcondos.com/id10.html

    The thought of all these units going green will be a great boost to saving the Planet.

  • Marjorie S. Campbell, CPM

    Meant. “Green is good. The statistics about how many people actually live in condominium housing in the USA are pretty astounding, and not uniformly reported either:

    http://managingcondos.com/id10.html

    The thought of all these units going green will be a great boost to saving the Planet.
    The container condos are a great idea!”

  • http://www.sullivankreiss.com Jeff Simeone

    What a great way of reusing containers. Creating gree, affordable living spaces for people will not only create awareness in the industry but also raise curiosity.

    Great post!

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