New affordable housing in Cbus thinks inside the box

When we think of affordable housing, small apartments are probably the first thing to come to mind. However, one nonprofit, faith-based agency is bringing some rather unconventional options to Columbus residents.

Nothing Into Something Real Estate plans to start construction on the first single-family home made of shipping containers in the city this week. The two-story “CargoHome” will be made of five shipping containers and be located on Bassett Avenue, northeast of Downtown, reports The Dispatch. Nine more similar homes are planned for Bassett Avenue.

An buyer is lined up for the first one who will pay $105,000 for the two-story, three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,300-square-foot, CargoHome.

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Though these single-family structures are the first of their kind, there are other shipping-container dwellings in Columbus. Nothing Into Something also spearheaded a “Cargominium” apartment complex on Old Leonard Avenue. This is the largest apartment building made of shipping containers in the nation. The non-profit intends for it to be used to give homeless men and women, including those who were formerly incarcerated, a chance to rebuild their lives.

This has been in construction for over a year but residents are expected to move in by spring.

So what do you think, would you consider living in a CargoHome? 



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