Wanting to bring luxury, energy-efficient container homes to the South Side, a team of investors have started developing a way to do so by winter. Enter Vincennes Village, a new development intent on bringing 12 eco-friendly container homes to a plot of vacant land on Vincennes Ave.
The luxury homes will be built out of train shipping containers. Each structure will be 40 feet long, and 8 feet wide, with 10-foot ceilings, covering anywhere between 1,200-1,800 square feet of space. The container homes will be two stories tall and feature anywhere from three to four bedrooms per unit.
As for who’s funding the project? Well, Darryl Burton, owner of Global Financial Services, is working as the project manager while Anthony Casboni, a retired firefighter and the former owner of the demolished Vincennes Discount Center, serves as a developer. As for the lead developer on this undertaking, that would be minority-owned Onyx Architectural Services. Burton says that Vincennes Village is an innovative approach to solving two nationwide problems– excess train containers and the housing shortage.
Each home will be energy efficient with motion-activated lights and faucets along with modern appliances like a full washer and dryer system. Don’t forget about the amenities, as each house will include a balcony, a covered patio, and garages.
As for the decision to create container homes? Train container homes are sustainable as they repurpose a dormant product. They are also easier to fix up, maintain long-term, and cost less than traditional structures. As of now, blueprints have been drawn up and final plans are in motion.
Address: 7231 S. Vincennes Ave. Chicago, IL 60615
[Featured photo via: Vincennes Village]