Archinect - News 2014-11-22T09:19:57-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/73106769/flatpack-homes-offer-dutch-first-time-buyers-chance-to-get-on-housing-ladder Flatpack homes offer Dutch first-time buyers chance to get on housing ladder Archinect 2013-05-13T18:36:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:26:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oq/oq5e74dvlcnm3gih.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Choosing your dream home has become as simple as picking furniture from the Ikea catalogue for residents of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, where a neighbourhood of affordable architect-designed kit houses has just been launched. Aimed at first-time buyers, the city's "I build affordable in Nijmegen" initiative has paired 20 architects with building companies to produce about 30 designs &ndash; from detached timber cabins to redbrick terraced houses &ndash; with a construction cost of as little as &euro;115,000.</p></em><br /><br /><p> From 8A Architecten, the archtiects, "8A designed houses for first time buyers for the IbbN-program in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. &lsquo;IbbN&rsquo; stands for &lsquo;Ik bouw betaalbaar in Nijmegen&rsquo;, translated in English as &lsquo;I build affordable in Nijmegen&rsquo;. This is a special program for first time buyers on the housing market who like to build their own house. With this program everyone with an income between &euro; 30.000,- and &euro; 47.000,- a year, gets a chance to build their own house."</p> <p> More information about the project can be seen here, at it's dedicated website: <a href="http://www.ikbouwbetaalbaarmet8a.nl" target="_blank">www.ikbouwbetaalbaarmet8a.nl</a></p>