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Could IndieDwell shipping container homes solve Boise low-income housing problem?


Then – bingo! – a company called IndieDwell pops onto the front page of the Idaho Statesman on Feb. 5 promising to build hundreds, maybe thousands, of low-cost homes using shipping containers. The company’s CEO and inventor, Scott Flynn, has since ...


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Housing entrepreneur Scott Flynn, founder and CEO of IndieDwell, is converting storage containers into affordable homes Darin Oswald Idaho Statesman file Housing entrepreneur Scott Flynn, founder and CEO of IndieDwell, is converting storage containers into affordable homes Darin Oswald Idaho Statesman file jQuery(document).ready(function () { mi.leadAssets.init(); }); Business Insider Could IndieDwell shipping container homes solve Boise low-income housing problem? By Jerry Brady LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story $(document).ready(function () { mi.articleShareTools.init({ nextLinkedin: '14371', nextPinterest: '14406' }); mi.socialSharingScroll.init(); }); February 20, 2018 03:34 PM For two years this column has searched for ways to meet the Treasure Valley’s affordable-housing crisis, but with only modest successThen – bingo! – a company called IndieDwell pops onto the front page of the Idaho Statesman on Feb5 promising to build hundreds, maybe thousands, of low-cost homes using shipping containers The company’s CEO and inventor, Scott Flynn, has since received a rush of inquiries for their 640-square-foot, highly-efficient two-bedroom, two-bath homesNo wonder: It will cost $65,000, complete with kitchen and bathroomIf the company gets into full manufacturing mode next year, as Flynn expects, IndieDwell could build hundreds of units a year The first such homes could be provided by Leap Charities, a nonprofit headed by Bart Cochran, a Realtor with the Boise property management firm PropertyPeopleLast August I wrote about how Leap leased five residences for newly arriving refugeesNow they’ve applied for funding to build four four-bedroom shipping container homes on a lot in West Boise. The homes themselves will be a showplace jQuery(document).ready(function () { mi.renderNewsletterIframe.init({ container: '#newsletter-signUpWidget', url: 'http://x.email.idahostatesman.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=108,http://x.email.idahostatesman.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=112,http://x.email.idahostatesman.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=104' }); }); Never miss a local story. Sign up today for unlimited digital access to our website, apps, the digital newspaper and more. SUBSCRIBE NOW jQuery(document).ready(function () { mi.calltoActionCtrl.init(); }); Leap intends to build the units for large families, including people with disabilities and the elderly, whose income is below $18,000 a yearPotential funding will come from a federal program, the National Housing Trust, meant to benefit those of extremely low income, the elderly and the disabled. Boisean Cay Marquart donated the land for the homesIt will be called Windy Court to honor Marquart’s father Keith “Windy” WindrumThe homes will use three 220-square-foot repurposed shipping containersElectricity will be provided through a $60,000 donation from Evergreen TechnologyThere will be lots of raised beds for gardening. Flynn and his partner, Pete Gombert, are getting interest from Denver and other areas for their productTheir first preference is to build in Boise, where a 2015 housing study by the city found a deficit of more than 8,000 housing units for residents with incomes classified as very low and extremely lowThe study predicted that 9,500 housing units were needed over the next decade to maintain current housing conditions It seems certain a great new housing idea has come to the Treasure ValleyThen the great question is, where is the land and financing for them? 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