Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Power House Project (Detroit)



A Detroit couple are attempting to rebuild a neighbourhood in their recession-ravaged city by attracting artists to snap up its cheap housing stock and turn it into something better.They bought a foreclosed home for $1,900 US last year and turned it into both an experiment in operating off the power grid and a centre to link artists and the local community.


From CBC story http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2009/04/01/detroit-artists.html


5 comments:

D. Sky Onosson said...

My cousin from Mississippi (mentioned in this post) has blogged/tweeted/facebooked about picking up cheap housing and moving to Detroit... intriguing.

wolfBoy said...

funny-- i had a dream last night that i'd bought one of those cool houses in Point Douglas, just south of Higgins along the river.

qw said...

great idea

Anonymous said...

This is an interesting take on the recession. You should join a recession forum or something and have your great say. I'll follow this blog, btw.

qw said...

anon that URL didn't work

hey check this out that's happening in detroit also... urban raccoon hunting!