The future of the 100k Homes is something we have been relatively quiet about. We realize that this is unlike us, but if we tip our hands too far we will ruin all the great surprises we have planned. Also, we honestly aren’t entirely sure what all those surprises will be yet. Just trust me when I say, we’re working on it.
Proof of that work is in our newly announced partnership with Greenable to help us outline finish options for future homes. Greenable is a local Philadelphia green building supply company that has provided many of our materials for the current houses. With their help we will design a range of finish options that will allow for more flexibility in style and sustainability.
While I am going to remain somewhat quiet about the full scope of our future plans, I will tell you that we intend to build a whole mess of homes. The 100k project was designed to create a sustainable, affordable, repeatable housing model. In a way, we hope to remake the idea of production housing with our concepts of quality and sustainability at its core.
Needless to say, we don’t want to build the same exact home all over Philadelphia (or other cities?). This is where partners like Greenable come in. By specing out different finishes, in addition to the facade and window configuration options coming from the architect, we can build variety into our product line. The quality of the envelope and efficieny of the mechanical systems will remain the same, but the homes will all be able to have a different look and feel.
Check out the full press release announcing our partnership with Greenable, and stay tuned for more on the future of the 100k House. We have some exciting ideas for home customization that we are looking forward to sharing soon. Oh, and be sure to visit Greenable if you’re in Philadelphia.
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