It’s no surprise to anyone that there’s a housing crisis, and a need for more affordable and diverse housing options, but the folks at MicroLife Institute worked hard to do something about it. They teamed up with the city of Clarkson, Georgia — a suburb of Atlanta — to create a “micro pocket neighborhood” with eight homes ranging from 250 to 550 square feet. When they broke ground in 2019, they already had an interest list of 1,500 people!
Eight lucky folks purchased their micro-cottages for between $119,000 and $201,000 — the homes include shared edible and renewable landscaping, and there are solar panels and other “green” initiatives on site. While we can’t go live there, MicroLife Institute is selling plans for their homes, and their website has tons of resources for replicating their initiative in other semi-urban settings where there’s a need for housing.
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Eight Tiny Homes in New Atlanta Micro Community
You can see the blue cottage has awesome solar panels.
Everyone has a parking space.
This is one of the smaller cottages.
Edible landscaping provides supplementary food.
The inside of one of the cottages.
Happy owner and spacious kitchen.
Another look at the kitchen.
The new pocket neighborhood, situated on a half-acre lot a block away from downtown Clarkston, includes eight micro-cottage homes, a common green space for gathering, and climate-conscious development features such as solar panels and edible, regenerative landscaping. You can now purchase our 250 square foot floor plan as well as our 492 cottage home plan.
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