Can Parking Lots be the Future of Urban Housing?

Creative students and faculty at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) have come up with a fascinating solution that may ease the shortage of housing in urban areas. They’ve developed a SCADPad, an eco-friendly micro-house that fits into a single parking space. The 16×8 foot dwelling has a bed, kitchenette, and bathroom, along with frosted windows for privacy. The target market: Millennials who want to live on their own in downtown areas, without the need for a car. Three prototypes were constructed on SCAD’s campus in Atlanta several months ago, and are getting positive feedback from people who tried them out.  What does this mean for the future of construction and the look of cities around the world?


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