They’re the tiniest houses you can possibly live in, and they’re in demand in South Bend.
Over four dozen people went to Union Station Tuesday to see and hear a presentation on 250 to 400 square feet houses, according to the South Bend Tribune.
Two men, Mike Keen and Dwane Borkholder, want to build a “tiny living community” on two vacant lots at Cushing Street and Portage Avenue, featuring six to eight of the miniature homes. The homes would be powered by rooftop solar panels and use 70 percent less energy than a typical house.
If built, each individual house would cost $50,000 to $60,000, and the homes could potentially be moved around via trailer.
City planning director Tim Corcoran told the South Bend Tribune that he’s interested in the concept.