A duo of recent graduates of Cranbrook's Academy of Art masters program have designed and are building an unusual single-family home in the neighborhood just east of Eastern Market in Detroit.
The budget for the 900-square-foot home is $60,000. Major savings are coming from the construction techniques -- the cinder block walls and robber-coated roof are more typically seen on commercial buildings. Plus, the labor has been an all-volunteer affair.
The first floor will center around a galley kitchen and the second has two bedrooms, each with a balcony and four windows, and a bathroom. The dwelling is small by today's McMansion standards, but it will be a sizable upgrade for its future occupants, a mother with four children who live in a one-bedroom flat.
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