Wired tells MHProNews the Dutch city of Nijmegen is collaborating with over 20 architects to provide a range of 29 modular flat pack affordable homes for first-time homebuyers. Targeted to those with annual incomes of $40,000 to $60,000, the stylish designs are far better than the block homes that were built in the 1960’s as affordable housing. In addition to providing housing for low-income families, it also gives local architects work. The concept is modeled on another Dutch city, Almere, where people were given a plot of land to build on as they wished, resulting in a series of disjointed but individualistic structures. In Argentina, architects work with people who are going to live or work in the buildings they design.
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