This Experiment Turns Under-Developed Areas Into Entry-Level Homes

By: Alyson Wyers - Jan 22, 2016
References: officejt & fastcodesign
This program turns vacant and oddly sized lots into entry-level homes. From the Office of Jonathan Tate, the Starter Home* project creates affordable housing and offers the middle class new opportunities in homeownership. Currently homeownership in the lowest its been in 48 years at just 63.5%.

Based in New Orleans, the firm designs contemporary entry-level homes that will bring new consumers to the housing market as well as boosting the economy. The experiment researched a number of urban areas and their particular issues in "domestic inhabitation." From Atlanta alleyways to city-owned lots in Boston, there are a number of under-utilized options for developers to consider. Odd lot types in New Orleans provide a significant underdeveloped area worth re-purposing.