With design costs, build costs, land acquisition, and everything else, homes are expensive.Â Add a layer to that, that homes be sustainable, or somewhat “green,” and they get more expensive.Â Yet folks want these homes to be cut-rate affordable.Â It’s tough to do and a new modern home in Columbia, South Carolina, perhaps gives us an idea of what an affordable, light green home could look like.
This single-family home is located at 1519 Cleveland Street in North Columbiaâ€™s College Place neighborhood.Â It has 1,120 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open living, dining, and kitchen space.
Green features include spray foam insulation, recycled low-VOC paint, a green screen/trellis entry, and a pervious driveway.Â To keep things affordable, 1519 Cleveland has IKEA kitchen cabinets, exposed air ducts, polished concrete floors, and a stacked washer and dryer.
This house was built by Celtic Works, designed by Studio 2LR, and is now listed with Rosie Jones of Exit Real Estate Consultants.Â It’s offered for $130,000, an exceedingly low price even factoring the location and home size.
Credits: Celtic Works.