03 May '11, 9pm

Tiny Homes Hit Mainstream (An Intentional Bike Neighborhood Is Born) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Tiny Homes Hit Mainstream (An Intentional Bike Neighborhood Is Born) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Tiny Homes Hit Mainstream (An Intentional Bike Neighborhood Is Born) Graphic images D.R. Horton. It looks like an oversize city lot - just 15,000 square feet - destined for some starter castle. But the plot of dirt sitting at the corner of inner city Portland's 43rd and Division streets is something else - it's the arrival of tiny homes to mainstream building. D.R. Horton is by all measures a mainstream home construction company. But on the property known as Division 43 they plan to build microhomes of between 364 to 687 square feet (like LifeEdited !). Not only will the tiny single homes, duplexes and a four-plex be built with energy-efficiency in mind - they are also aimed at people who have gone car lite or car-free and use bikes for transportation. A total of 29 living spaces will be spread over the corner site, and even more amazing for Portland, prices start at just ...

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