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First-Time Dutch Home Buyers Can Build Their Own IbbN Flat-Packed Prefab Houses for Under $150k

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On May 16, 2013 @ 11:51 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Building,News,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment

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The Dutch city of Nijmegen wants to help first time home buyers get into the market even if they don’t have a lot of money. Families who earn between €30,000 and €47,000 have an opportunity to join the program and get an architect-designed home. The city has allocated 30 plots in the Vossenpels district for the homes and is accepting interested applicants through their IbbN Program [2]. According to Dezeen [3], the Dutch program is based on one that was done in Almere in 2008 and added 400 homes to the area and allowed lower income families to have their own homes.

Rotterdam-based 8A Architecten [4] is one of the architecture firms who have designed houses for the program. They have a design for a row house as well as a prefab gable house. The two- or three-bedroom homes are 100 sq m (1,076 sq ft) with 1.5 bathrooms on two floors. Prefabricated and flat-packed, the homes are delivered to the site, where the home buyer builds the home themselves with the help of a city-designated building supervisor. The prefab kit is designed to be easy to build, almost as easy as putting together IKEA furniture [5]. Each home is also filled with lots of natural light, enjoys natural ventilation for cooling, built with low-maintenance and durable materials, and enjoy access to surrounding green space.

+ IbbN Homes by 8A Architecten [6]

+ 8A Architecten [7]

Via Archinect [8] and Dezeen [3]

Images ©8A Architecten

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/05/IbbN-Flat-Pack-Homes-8A-Architecten-5.jpg

[2] IbbN Program: http://www.waalsprong.nl/ibbn/

[3] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/04/17/nijmegen-helps-first-time-buyers-build-homes/

[4] 8A Architecten: http://www.8aa.nl/en/for_developers/projects_private_houses.html

[5] IKEA furniture: http://inhabitat.com/tag/ikea

[6] + IbbN Homes by 8A Architecten: http://www.8aa.nl/ikbouwbetaalbaarmet8a/index.html

[7] + 8A Architecten: http://www.8aa.nl/

[8] Archinect: http://archinect.com/news/article/73106769/flatpack-homes-offer-dutch-first-time-buyers-chance-to-get-on-housing-ladder

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