So what did $1,900 buy? The run-down bungalow had already been stripped of its appliances and wiring by the city’s voracious scrappers. But for Mitch that only added to its appeal, because he now had the opportunity to renovate it with solar heating, solar electricity and low-cost, high-efficiency appliances.
For Sale: The $100 House - NYT. Apparently artists, architects & dreamers are buying up houses in Detroit for crazy cheap, retrofitting entire neighborhoods with green infrastructure and in the process, rebuilding the city in the image of some surreal new American Dream (OK, just 3 or 4 houses so far… but still). Is this incredibly appealing to anyone else? (via tumblelikeyougiveadamn) (via switchblades) (via alohanico)