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These Modular Homes Aim To Help Urban City Dwellers

By Desirée Kaplan

More than half of the world’s population currently live in urban areas and that number is projected to continue increasing. In fact, by 2050, 66 percent of people will be city dwellers. As cities continue to burst at the seams with the influx of residents, affordable housing is becoming more and more of a problem. 

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One company, Cube Haus, has found a creative solution to this issue. The firm’s founders, Philip Bueno de Mesquita and Paul Tully, want to offer city residents prefab modular home options that can be adapted to fit in unused urban areas. They hope that this approach will recapture wasted but valuable space in a way that is not only practical but also attractive.