Postgreen, a building outfit in Philadelphia, is the latest to try to combine two words we do not hear often enough: green and affordable. They've assembled a team and come up with a design for a $100k house that will be built in Philadelphia. We like the clean, modern looks -- and we're hoping they can pull it off.
This is the same goal that occupied Karrie Jacobs, who wrote a book about it called The Perfect $100000 House.)
Nonetheless, it looks like Postgreen is at least leaving out the word "perfect" -- and that $100k Postgreen is talking about refers to the construction cost of the house; it's expected to sell for $200-$250k, which reflects the cost of the land, design, engineering, and, of course, the profit.