Farm-bound prototype prefabs take a detour


The idea seemed too strange, and maybe too good, to be true: take two prototype housing units built to usher in a new era of affordability and green living for Seattle’s young professionals, crane them down from the roof of a downtown building, load them on flatbeds, drive them to the Kitsap Peninsula and use them as affordable housing at a city-owned farm on Bainbridge Island.

Instead, the stackable, sustainably-designed homes — which made their cross-sound trek last Saturday — sit unoccupied near the island’s old dump.

Read more about the adventures of the prototype prefabs here.

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