Jun
07
2009

Nano housing
Nano housingCourtesy chappie

First a $2000 car, next $7,800 housing

TATA, the manufacturing company that is selling the world's cheapest car, is now planning to provide thousands of affordable housing units for people living in India. While not affordable to India's poor or even lower middle class, these apartment units are within reach by India's middle class who make between six and ten thousand dollars a year.

Only 218 sq. ft.

The living units are tiny but built within living communities that include its own garden, post office, meeting hall, schools, and hospital. The smallest units will be 218 square feet. The largest units would be about 373 square feet. Click this link to see floor plans.

An integrated township ecosystem

TATA Housing Development Company Ltd. is engineering a community and neighborhood concept with its first development near Mumbai named Shubh Griha. Their website proudly lists components included within Shubh Griha complex:

  • Community spaces for socio-religious gatherings
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Balanced mix of buildings and open spaces – best quality lighting & ventilation for all apartments
  • Large vegetated area to ensure fresh environment for living
  • Vermiculture – to make eco-friendly natural fertilizer
  • Neighborhood Retail spaces, specified Hawkers zones
  • Recreational facilities

Click this link for more news about TATA's housing

Source: Business Week

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